Don't Politicise Kugan's Funeral
Jan 26 2009
The Selangor police have warned those attending the funeral of A. Kugan, who died whilst in police custody, not to participate in any illegal gathering or carry banners and posters.
The funeral is scheduled on Wednesday.
Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said the funeral should not be politicised or turned into an illegal demonstration as it would disrupt public order and lead to chaos.
He believed that plans were underway by certain groups to turn the occasion into an illegal gathering to protest against alleged police brutally.
Khalid said the police learnt the funeral procession would be organised in such a manner that it would involve certain parts of the city before arriving at an undisclosed burial ground in Selangor.
"Cards and banners are also expected to be carried by members of the procession," he said in a statement here Monday.
The police chief advised the public not participate in the illegal gathering as the force was not against a normal funeral procession and respected the grieving family.
[reference: Kugan's Funeral - Police bernama ]