In a related development, the government said it would be demanding compensation for damage to public property from leaders of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) and those involved in its illegal demonstrations.Malaysiakini - [surprisingly bundled together in an article titled] MIC's new approach on community woes
Deputy Internal Security Minister Mohd Johari Baharom said the ministry and police were estimating the damage to public property and other losses caused by the demonstrators.
"The amount of losses will be conveyed to the Hindraf leaders and others involved," he was quoted as saying in Bernama.
"They also have to pay for the cost of equipment that the police had to use to quell Sunday's illegal demonstrations. The government will not allow them to escape paying."
btw, Lulu thinks it would make a most interesting lawsuit.
Think about it, they'd have to do an itemised billing on the "cost of equipment", and we'd be able to see how much the government paid for teargas and compare it with the price in open market. Think RM50 car jacks which were contracted for RM5,741