The Malaysian police have kept up denials that tear gas was shot into Tung Shin maternity hospital in Jalan Pudu, KL, during Saturday’s Bersih rally. Their denials fly in the face of reports from participants at the scene who Tweeted their first-hand experiences » See Tung Shin tear gas (updated, new photos)
Can we assume, then, that the IGP and the Kuala Lumpur CPO are both lying?
An amateur video (above) shot from inside Tung Shin Maternity Hospital, Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday 9 July as Bersih rally-goers ran into the compound, away from the massed ranks of FRU and police.
This still (above) showing a tear gas canister on the car park road inside the Tung Shin compound is from another amateur video (below) taken as rally-goers ran inside the hospital for shelter.
MalaysiaKini reports that Tung Shin hospital staff confirmed that tear gas was indeed fired into the compound several times. They also said that the rally-goers were peaceful, respectful of the fact that they were in a hospital, and that no damage was caused. » ‘Hospital hit by water cannon spray, tear gas’