Give anyone too much authority and there is a danger of gross abuse of power.
According to this malaysiakini article Peaceful anti-ISA protest in PJ a police permit was granted for the gathering in PJ but if you read some of the conditions, it is patently absurd for the police to require some conditions to be met.
I wonder if they were told to put in such conditions like:
1.No candles allowed
2.No anti-ISA T-shirts and banners allowed.
This is what happens when the BN leadership caved in when the PDRM objected to the IPCMC and now they are behaving like legalised gangsters for their BN political masters.
This government has lost the moral authority to govern anymore.