I dont have a problem meeting them. I am willing to meet anyone, as long as they have an objective because we are talking about peace here.
I dont want to risk anything that might jeopardise peace in the country, he told reporters after attending an Aidiladha function at Masjid Bukit Antarabangsa here today.
In a statement here last night, the programme organisers expressed a wish to meet with Ismail to explain their objective.
They regretted that the public, including the peoples representatives, had chosen to condemn the programme.
Ismail said police would still carry out an investigation as provided for under the law.
On the alleged involvement of former Bar Council president S Ambiga in the programme, Ismail maintained that the police would record her statement and those of the other organisers.
The programme, set for Nov 2 until Nov 13, was to have been held at the Central Markets Annexe Gallery for the fourth time since 2008. It was cancelled after the police banned the functions organised by any group related to it to safeguard public order.
Various parties have also protested against the event which they saw as an attempt to promote lesbianism, homosexuality, bisexuality and transexuality, which they claimed were against societys norm.
Meanwhile, Federal Territories and Urban Well-Being Minister Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said the government will take action against groups which organise functions related to the Seksualiti Merdeka programme here.
He said Kuala Lu! mpur Cit y Hall (DBKL) would periodically monitor the situation to ensure efforts to promote or encourage the programme was brought to a halt.
He said DBKL had the right to take action as such events were not given approval.
If it is carried out at business premises, we can confiscate the premises, and if its held in public, we can take action against the organiser, he said.
Raja Nong Chik was speaking to reporters at the Perdana Qurban Ceremony 2011 in Jalan Klang Lama here today.
He said although such programmes were carried out annually since 2008, DBKL had not received complaints as there was no publicity on the matter.