Police Warn Of Stern Action Against Use Of Children In Illegal Assemblies

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 (Bernama) — The police will take stern action against people who use children as human shields in illegal assemblies, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Musa Hassan said today.

He said the use of children in such circumstances was against the Child Protection Act 2001.
Speaking to reporters after attending the handing over of duty of the Deputy IGP at Bukit Aman here, he said the police would investigate allegations that children were used in the illegal assembly at Dataran Merdeka on Saturday and warned that stern action would be taken if this was verified.
“We will investigate the people responsible for the assembly and action will be taken against them for causing chaos.
“The police advised the people not to participate in the assembly because it would inconvenience the public and we told the crowd to disperse but there were some who challenged us,” he said.
Asked about talk that there would be another assembly in three weeks’ time at the same venue, he said the police were prepared for it.