“Are they expecting policemen to stand at attention each time they sing the anthem? If so, what would happen if every criminal that we confront starts singing the national anthem?” the chief police said.
Speaking in his capacity as a steering committee member for Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) – organisers of Sunday’s arrest-marred event at the PJ Civic Centre – Sivarasa said Khalid’s characterisation of the participants was flawed since they were only practising their constitutional rights.
“Such remark is uncalled for especially coming from a top official like him.
“We are all Malaysians and we have the rights to sing the national anthem and he should not equate the peaceful participants to criminals.