Police investigates illegal assembly involving Marina, Ambiga

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Dataran Merdeka illegal assembly demonstration Marina Mahathir S. Ambiga Sreenivasan Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador and the General of Malaysian Armed Forces General Tan Sri Affendi Buang at a news conference in conjunction of the General’s visit to the Bukit Aman Police Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 02 MARCH 2020
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador and the General of Malaysian Armed Forces General Tan Sri Affendi Buang at a news conference in conjunction of the General’s visit to the Bukit Aman Police Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 02 MARCH 2020

By Kumara Sabapatty

KUALA LUMPUR – The police had opened an investigation paper on the illegal assembly attended by Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir and Datuk S. Ambiga at Dataran Merdeka yesterday.

Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said, the police obtained information that the illegal assembly which took place without a permit was attended by the two social activists.

“We got wind of that… I think, police report was made and investigation paper was opened. It will depend on the Attorney-General’s Chamber to determine the next course of action,” he told the journalists in Bukit Aman today.

However, Abdul Hamid did not explain specifically if the duo will be called to get their statements recorded.

On the contrary, he said that all individuals who took part in the illegal assembly will be shortlisted by the police.

Earlier, the General of Malaysian Armed Forces, General Tan Sri Affendy Buang paid a visit to the Bukit Aman to discuss bilateral cooperation to further strengthen the security at national borders and public peace.

When asked about the owner of Tweet handle, Fadiah Nadwa [email protected] Nadwa who uploaded a seditious status, Abdul Hamid said that the lawyer will be called by the PDRM tomorrow to get her statement recorded.

“We will ask several questions according to our normal protocol and complete the investigation papers. We will submit the papers to the Attorney-General to determine the next course of action,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigation Department Director of Bukit Aman, Datuk Huzir Mohamed said that Fadiah is investigated under two investigation papers, namely, under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 and another under the Classified Crime Investigation Unit (Prosecution and Legal) D5 for inciting people to go to a demonstration.

“She will be called tomorrow to get her statement recorded and she has been informed about it.

“The report was lodged yesterday and the Kuala Lumpur CID will investigate the case based on 1 main report under Section 9 (5)a APA 2012.

“I don’t know (the attendance of Marina, Ambiga)(will be called to record statement or not). We will list down the people who attended the demonstration last night and the KL CID will investigate,” he said.

On another development, Huzir confirmed that two other individuals were arrested for insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah in their social media, making the total arrest of three individuals.

He said, the two men are Gavin Lee and Haizad Azhar who were arrested in Sandakan, Sabah and Sungai Buloh, Selangor yesterday.

“The police will take actions to avoid people from insulting Agong. Both of them will be remanded and the decision to charge them or not will be determined by the Attorney-General’s Chamber.

“We don’t want public order to be disturbed and stern actions will be taken,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette

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