UPSI demo: Cop say scuffles happened in heat of moment
January 01, 2012KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 1 — A Perak police officer defended today the force’s rough treatment and subsequent arrest of student activists, who refused to disperse in a pre-dawn campus rally, saying scuffles happened in the heat of the moment and were not planned.
The boys in blue have come under fire from opposition parties following complaints from about 60 undergraduate demonstrators who took part in a midnight sit-down protest against the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) at the Sultan Idris University of Education (UPSI) campus in Tanjung Malim, Perak. “During confrontations, scuffles can happen. These are unplanned and during the heat of the moment, things can happen and get out of control,” a policeman told The Malaysian Insider, playing down the allegations of assault that have emerged.
He identified himself as an investigating officer (IO) and only gave his name as Fazli.
sumber : Malaysian Insider