Bernama: Nine Involved In Torching Jalur Gemilang Identified

KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept 14 –Police have identified nine people involved in burning the Jalur Gemilang in a riot on Saturday and urged them to come forward and assist in the investigation.

Terengganu Deputy CID Chief, Supt Khairi Ahrasa said indentification was based on photographs carried by several newspapers.
“Police received three reports after the riot, from the Kuala Terengganu Municipal Council (MPKT), Public Works Department (JKR) and Umno Youth.
“We investigated the reports and after gleaning through photographs in newspapers, we believed the nine people were involved and can help us in wrapping up investigation,” he told reporters here Friday.
In the riot at 9 pm on Saturday, about 750 people believed to be opposition party supporters attacked the police after being directed to break up an illegal gathering at Batu Burok.
Four Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) members were injured in the rioting where stones and fire-bombs were hurled.
Khairi said those who destroy public property and burn the Jalur Gemilang will be investigated under Section 440 of the Penal Code for treachery and rioting and if found guilty can be jailed five years and fined.
“Members of the public who know these nine people must contact Kuala Terengganu police or the Terengganu police headquarters.”
They can speak to investigating officer ASP Mohd Hadzwan Zulkifli at 012-3674945 or the Kuala Terengganu CID Chief, DSP Noor Mushar Mohamad at 013-9366565.
He said police yesterday recorded statements from the ceramah organiser and the house owner who hosted the gathering.