Malaysian police will ask the army to help keep civil order if the country’s security is at risk.
“It is crucial, and the right time, for the (two forces) to organise and plan strategies to carry out duties in maintaining public order,” said Police chief Musa Hassan.
Asked if this meant the army would be deployed to quell street protests, Musa told reporters this would only be so if absolutely necessary and an emergency had to be declared (Reuters).
Aliran also asked: Army to maintain law and order in Malaysia?
Stay tuned! But says the Good Doctor (not Mahathir Mohammad):
The Army and Police is preparing for the worst. I am glad that they are doing the necessary preparation. Malaysia cannot afford any chaos now. From where I stand, I see Selangor will be the centre of the chaos and there is fire coming in from the North and from the East. As long as martial law is not declared any legal and fair action by the police and army is welcomed. Martial law is not going to be good for Malaysia.
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