GEORGE TOWN - The police will not allow a planned "red-shirt" rally to take place in Kuala Lumpur on Sept 16 due to safety concerns, says Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.
"What is clear is that we won't allow it," the Deputy Inspector-General said, adding they were not supportive of it due to safety implications.
However, he said in the eventuality it was allowed to proceed, the police would ensure the rally does not disrupt the public peace.
On whether they had received any application from the organisers for the rally, he said he would have to check.
DIG Noor Rashid was speaking at the state awards ceremony officiated by the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas in conjunction with his 77th birthday at Dewan Sri Pinang Monday.
He was conferred the Darjah Gemilang Pangkuan Negeri (DGPN), which carries the title Datuk Seri.
The planned "red-shirt" rally, is organised by a Malay-based non-governmental organisation to be held for 12 hours on Sept 16 in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, to "counter" the Bersih 4 rally held on Aug 29 and 30.