Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"This is utter rubbish coming from the police force, which has long lost its credibility"....

Was what PSM secretary-general S Arutchelvan said in response to Selangor police chief Khalid Abu Bakar statement that the Police stopped a team of more than 50 riders in Jerit's ‘Ride for Change' campaign in Rawang yesterday in order to "save under-aged cyclists" from being exploited.

Malaysiakini reported the following today ;

1. 29 adults and 27 teenagers were taken to the police station at around 5pm because the organisers failed to get a permit to peddle through Rawang town.

2. Most of the 29 adults were released on police bail at 3am this morning, but the police refused to allow those under the age of 18 to leave the station and instead handed the teenagers over to Welfare Department officers

4. One teenage girl was amongst those detained (or protected) overnight.

3. Gombak district welfare office was unable to accommodated the 27 teenage riders and they were instead housed for the night under the observation of the welfare officers in the upper unit of the police station

4. The are they were kept before being moved into the Police Station began flooding due to heavy rain, however when the "detainees" tried to move out of the area the Police and FRU forced them back in.


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