KUALA LUMPUR: There is no way the police would have watched civilians being beaten up by others without taking action, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar.
He said he needed to know more about what happened during the scuffle between Bandar Mahkota Cheras residents and alleged thugs on Tuesday over the closing of a toll-free road in the housing estate.
“If there is conflict, they (the police) will step in,” he said at the Parliament lobby yesterday.
He was commenting on allegations by residents that the police stood by and watched as alleged thugs began attacking them when they tried to tear down a barricade erected on a toll-free road by the Cheras-Kajang Expressway operator.
“If there are reports that the police did nothing to protect civilians, then of course investigations will be done,” he said.
He said the police statement on the incident was also not given the same weight by the media.http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?fi ... sec=nation