KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 (Bernama) -- The government set up the Independent
Advisory Panel, as decided by the Cabinet, to ease the concerns of all
quarters including the public and media following the rally in the capital last
Saturday, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.
He said riots in the aftermath of the rally had raised various safety
issues and concerns among the community regarding the action of rioters and
"At the Cabinet meeting last Wednesday, the ministers emphasised the need
for the government to take measures and action for security and public order in
the country following the demonstration.
"In line with the Cabinet''s wishes, the government has decided to form the
panel," he said in a statement today.
He said the names of the panel''s members and jurisdiction would be announced
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Hishammuddin said the setting up of the panel was in line with the
Government Transformation Programme, which sought to obtain views and
suggestions from the public.
"The panel is also a step by the governmentto uphold the rights and
freedom of Malaysians," he added.
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