Thursday, June 4

Temple riot: Remand against two company employees extended

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PETALING JAYA: The remand order against two One City Development Sdn Bhd (One City) employees has been extended for three days to facilitate investigation on the rioting at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25, Putra Heights, Subang Jaya.

Magistrate Nor Ariffin Hisham issued the order, from today until Saturday, to facilitate police investigation against the two suspects, who included the company’s legal adviser, as their remand order expired at midnight yesterday.

On Tuesday, the court issued a two-day remand order against the two suspects.

Meanwhile, a four-day remand order was also issued against four other individuals, aged between 20 and 40, for investigation in the same case.

They were all in remand for investigation under Section 435 of the Penal Code for mischief by fire, Section 148 of the same law for rioting , Section 427 of the same law for committing mischief and Section 447 of the same law for criminal trespass.

So far, 20 people have been in remand to facilitate investigation into the rioting incidence at the temple and surrounding areas on Monday and Tuesday, during which a fireman was seriously injured.

On Tuesday, the court issued remand order against 16 people for investigation into the case and yesterday, four more people were held in remand. — Bernama