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Pay compensation, Cuepacs tells Bersih

April 30, 2012

The rally organisers must compensate the injured policemen and members of the media, according to the umbrella body for public servants.

KUANTAN: Cuepacs wants the organisers of the Bersih 3.0 rally on Saturday which turned violent to pay compensation to members of the security forces and media who were injured in the incident.

Its president Omar Osman said Cuepacs regretted the actions of the demonstrators during the rally which resulted in a number of policemen and media members sustaining injuries, with some admitted to hospital.

Omar said the violent actions of the demonstrators showed their disrespect for the policemen present and had also obstructed them in carrying out their duties.

“Cuepacs as the umbrella body for public servants in this country regrets the incident,” he said.

Omar also said that Cuepacs would not defend any public servant arrested for participating in the illegal rally as such action had already been explained in the General Orders for the Public Service, which prohibits their involvement in any illegal gathering or movement that could threaten public order and national security.

“If they are arrested in such illegal rallies, they have to face the risk and solve the problem themselves. They might also face disciplinary action or be sacked from their job,” he said.

DBKL, RapidKL to announce losses

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and RapidKL will soon announce their losses incurred due to the unruly rally.

Kuala Lumpur Mayor Ahmad Fuad Ismail said DBKL was still assessing the losses incurred due to the destruction caused by the violent actions of the demonstrators.

“Our cleaning-up operation is still going on as there have been lots of rubbish left by the demonstrators,” he told Bernama today.

RapidKl, the LRT service and Rapid bus service provider in the Klang Valley, is also still assessing the losses incurred and has not been able to lodge a police report against the rally organisers until the actual losses are known.

Syarikat Prasarana Berhad head of Communications and Marketing, Masnizam Hisham said the total amount of losses might be known within this week.

RapidKL will take legal action against the rally organisers and will also demand appropriate compensation including for the damage done to its assets and loss of revenue at the Masjid Jamek LRT station after the unruly demonstrators broke through its ticket gates without paying, as well as loss of revenue from its bus service due to the incident.

- Bernama


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