IPOH, 3 March 2009: Police will trace several individuals who threw abusive words at them while they were preventing a group of state assemblypersons from the Pakatan Rakyat from entering the Perak Darul Ridzuan building this morning.
Ipoh OCPD ACP Azisman Alias said more than 200 people held a gathering outside the building since early morning but the situation was controlled.
However, he said several individuals hurled abusive words at police personnel. He told reporters the police would trace them through the photographs that were taken.
Azisman said police would also seek the help of the media to publish the photographs of those involved in the gathering and who used abusive words and prevented police from carrying out their duty.
Police have maintained tight security in the area including mounting roadblocks since yesterday afternoon after receiving a notice from the Perak state secretary that the state assembly sitting that was going to be held this morning was illegal.
That state secretary has since been suspended and replaced with another by Speaker V Sivakumar.
This morning, police prevented Pakatan Rakyat state assemblypersons from entering the building, where the state assembly is housed.
After being prevented from entering the state assembly hall, Sivakumar held an emergency sitting under a tree about 100 metres from the building at about 10.05am.
Three motions were passed by the emergency sitting. — Bernama