Police release all 512 detained during rally
All the 512 people detained following Saturday's Bersih rally have been released.
Kuala Lumpur police chief DCP Datuk Mohmad Salleh said in a statement that those detained included five children, aged between five and 15.
All were detained at the Police Training Centre in Kuala Lumpur.
DCP Mohmad said 57 reports were lodged over the incident, including the 13 policemen who suffered injuries.
Two policemen were still warded due to their injuries, he added.
He said a policeman who died on Saturday was not connected to the rally as he was on normal beat duty in Jalan Bukit Bintang.
Sjn Zaini Nawawi, 53, passed away after having difficulty in breathing.
DCP Mohmad also said that a policeman's pistol was missing during the rally and those who know of it should contact the nearest station.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said action would be taken against those who broke law at the rally.
"Let's get down to the truth of the matter and we want to see justice done.
"Those who broke the law will have to face the full brunt of the law without any favouritism," he told reporters on Sunday.
Hishammuddin said the investigations would be assisted by recordings of the events and cover all aspects such as those inciting the Bersih supporters to breach the barricade, violence during rampage by protestors and the alleged high-handed police action against media personnel.
He rubbished claims made by certain quarters that the police had provoked the protestors.
Hishammuddin suggested that rights groups such as Suhakam and Malaysian Bar Council review the recordings of the event as to what provoked police into action.
Published April 29, 2012