Easy pickings. In Malaysia, peaceful protesters - noisy or otherwise - are deemed more dangerous by the cops and the authorities than criminals. Otherwise why do the police spend so much energy, resources, and time to stop people from expressing their unhappiness with inflation? The cops even took the trouble to obtain a court order way before the peaceful protest to bar certain individuals from being anywhere near the KLCC yesterday (here).
If they'd been as serious in fighting the bad guys, I believe all Malaysians would be solidly behind them.
More than 50 people were arrested for being expressive yesterday [HERE].