(Malaysiakini) Flag burning: Cops identify nine people

Sep 14, 07 7:59pm
The police have identified nine people involved in burning the Jalur Gemilang during the violence which rocked Kuala Terengganu over the weekend.
According to Bernama, the police have urged them to come forward and assist in the investigation.

Terengganu deputy CID chief Supt Khairi Ahrasa said identification 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 said.
Statements recorded
Khairi said those who destroy public property and burn the Jalur Gemilang will be investigated under Section 440 of the Penal Code. If found guilty, they 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,” he added.
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.
In Saturday’s riot, the police clashed with opposition supporters in Pantai Batu Burok following the police’s refusal to issue a permit for a public forum organised by the opposition-backed election watchdog Bersih.
Four Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) members were injured in the rioting where stones and fire-bombs were hurled.
Two people also suffered gunshot wounds when a policeman opened fire when he was allegedly set upon by an armed mob.