JOHOR BARU - It only takes one person's action to bring disorder during the upcoming Bersih 4 rally, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
He said anything could happen when large numbers of people congregate together in an open space for the rally, which was expected to run on Aug 29 and Aug 30 in Kuala Lumpur.
"Anything can happen. One stupid fellow may cause (all the) chaos," he said in a press conference after attending the launch of Masjid Tunku Laksamana Abdul Jalil at the Johor state police headquarters on Friday.
When asked whether the police were worried for the safety of the public, Khalid said, "of course, that is why in the beginning we negotiated with them to change the place."
"But they still insist on doing it there, knowing all the issues and problems that will be faced by them and us," he said, adding that from past events, traders had to close their shops to make way for the rally as they could not conduct their business in peace.
"Now they have to be closed for three days (including National Day), and they are forced to face the losses," he added.