Bernama: Police Seek Info On Rioters Who Burned Jalur Gemilang

KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept 12 — Police are seeking public co-operation for information on Saturday’s riot in Jalan Sultan Mahmud here, including setting ablaze the Jalur Gemilang by irresponsible individuals.
Terengganu CID deputy chief Supt Khairi Ahrasa said police had so far received a report on the incident from Terengganu Umno Youth and also from the Kuala Terengganu Municipal Council (MPKT) on damage to public property in the incident.

In the incident on Saturday, about 750 people, believed to be supporters of an opposition party, acted violently, including setting ablaze the national flag, when police ordered them to disperse.
Seven people, including four policemen, were injured in the ensuing clashes.
The incident was alleged to have started due to dissatisfaction over police action in not issuing a permit for the organisers to hold a “ceramah” (talk) at Batu Burok here.
Meanwhile, Terengganu Umno Liaison secretary Datuk Rosol Wahid lauded a campaign organised by the state Umno Youth to collect signatures of the people in the state to protest over the action of the rioters in burning the national flag.
Rosol launched the campaign, to be conducted for a month, today. He also launched a website,, containing pictures of Saturday’s riot.
State Umno Youth information chief Razali Idris said the signatures would then be handed over to Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.