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KUALA LUMPUR -- A group of pro-government non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and a pro-opposition group almost "clashed" when they inadvertently came face to face at the federal police headquarters grounds in Bukit Aman today to hand over their pledge of loyalty and memorandum respectively to police.
The first NGO group representing the Malay Military Veterans Association together with representatives of 10 other NGOs arrived in Bukit Aman at 1.10pm to hand over their loyalty pledge and assembled there while shouting out their pledge for about 30 minutes.
Their pledge was in full support of the police force and they believe that the April 28 public rally in the capital city on April 28 which turned violent was the work of bad elements out to divide the people and country.
A slight altercation occurred when a second group representing Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) with representatives of 28 other NGOs which supported the April 28 rally, arrived at 2.45pm to hand over a memorandum to Bukit Aman police.
The pledge of loyalty and memorandum from the two groups were received by Bukit Aman media relations officer, ASP Ramli Yusoff, on behalf of Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar.
Ramli said when the two groups met, a heated argument ensued but no undesirable incident happened as police managed to control the situation, with the two opposing groups also obeying police order.
Malay Military Veterans Association president, Datuk Mohd Ali Baharom said his NGO group called on the Home Ministry to take action against the organisers of the April 28 rally responsible for the provocation that turned the rally into a violent one.
Meanwhile, the group led by Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) in their memorandum urged the policemen who had used brute force against the rally participants to come forward to assist the investigation. -- Bernama