The torch arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Sunday from Bangkok, and will, whilst it is in Malaysia, be protected by a 1,000 strong Royal Malaysian police presence, which will include the Federal Reserve Unit [FRU] (Riot Police) as well as Police Special Forces Commandos, Special Action Squad (UTK) members and others.
It has been stated that the UTK will run with and surround the Olympic Flame throughout the whole torch relay
The other police personnel will be there to 'help' you if you shout, are deemed to be protesting, get lost and get too close to the torch, etc., so, if you misbehave please be careful and watch out for the, batons, tear gas and chemical laced water canons, and perhaps more deadly weaponry too. (see lists below)
Police Special Forces weaponry, firearms
|Pistols||Shotguns||Submachine guns||Rifles/ |
|Sniper Rifles||Machine Guns||Grenade Gun|
|Beretta M92FS1||Remington 870||HK MP5A3||AR-18||Acc-Int. PM||M60E2||M79|
|Browning HP Mk.3||Remington 1100||HK MP5-K||Colt M16A1||HK G3/SG-1||HK 11 LMG||M203|
|Colt M1911A11||Winchester M12||HK MP5SD2||HK 331||HK 33 Sniper1||HE Grenade|
|Glock 19||SPAS 12||HK MP7 PDW||HK 416||SIG-Sauer SSG 2000||Flashbang|
|HK P9S||SPAS 15||HK G36C||Remington 700||Smoke Grenade|
|Sig Sauer P226||Steyr AUG A2|
|Steyr M9 Compact|
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As the special operations units, Pasukan Gerakan Khas (PGK) also employ specific vehicles for operations in land, sea and the air.
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These Chinese 'Torch Guardians' in blue track suits and white baseball caps will be there too.
These 70 young riot police were sworn in as the 'Olympic Flame Guardians' in August 2007, 30 to take responsibility during the torch relays overseas and the other 40 to follow the torch when it is inside China.
They were referred to as "Thugs" by Lord Coe, the chairman of the London Olympic Committee when they were in Great Britain recently, they were also condemned for their loutish behaviour in France.
May the Olympic Torch have a safe and uneventful trip around Kuala Lumpur and throughout the remainder of it's journey to Beijing.
There will be grid locked traffic in Kuala Lumpur, and many people will face great inconvenience, as it is a working day, perhaps it would have been better to declare a holiday for the city, the productivity will be seriously affected as many folks will be stuck in worse than normal traffic jams and may find it impossible to reach work, or to go about their usual business.
Keep politics out of sports and vice versa!
Ubi dubium ibi libertas
- Where there is doubt, there is freedom