Saturday, August 13

16 arrested for inciting people to join illegal rally


SUBANG JAYA: Police have arrested 16 men believed to have incited the public to join the illegal assembly to be held on July 9.

Selangor police chief Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said however all of those who were detained under Section 27(5) of the Police Act for organising an illegal assembly, were released on police bail.

“These men were arrested around Shah Alam, Gombak, Klang North and the latest arrest involving eight people, were arrested at Taman Kosas in Ampang. Among the incitements were wearing and selling yellow T-shirts,” he told reporters after handing over certificates of appreciation to individuals who successfully foiled snatch theft incidents around Subang here, yesterday.

Tun Hisan said the arrest of the 16 men were conducted in accordance with Section 105 of the Penal Code to prevent crimes.

“It doesn’t mean that the police would arrest anybody wearing yellow attire. We have our procedures to arrest people. When we have reasonable suspicions, credible information or reasonable information then only an arrest can be done,” he said.

He said police would not stop any party from applying for assembly permits but they had to consider many aspects first especially security before approving them. — Bernama