The Armed Forces and Demos

PETALING JAYA: I know this will be a contentious issue. I am always wary of dragging politics into military and defence discussions.

However, as the Armed Forces, most probably the Army will be dragged into this, it is also inevitable that somehow we need to discuss the issue. The issue is of course the planned demonstration on July 9.

The new Armed Forces chief had already stated that it was prepared to help the police.

For me the military should be used in the last resort as in what had happened back in 1969. While I understand that the good general was probably asked to comment on the issue at a press conference, a more diplomatic answer was “no comment”.

–Malaysian Defence

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