29 Individuals Held Over Illegal Assembly In KL

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KUALA LUMPUR – Twenty-nine individuals including six women were detained, believed to be involved in an unlawful assembly, organised by several groups in front of a shopping centre in the federal capital today.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Tajudin Md Isa said in the incident at about 2.15pm, all the individuals nabbed were aged between 14 and 69.

“They are being investigated under section 143 of the Penal Code for unlawful assembly which is liable for imprisonment of up to six months or fine or both upon conviction.

“Investigations are also carried out under section 124 of the Penal Code, for activities detrimental to the country’s parliamentary democracy and could be jailed up to 20 years,” he said in a media statement today.

He said the detainees would be brought to the court for a remand order to assist police investigation.

The illegal assembly which urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to resign, failed to get much support when it was attended by only one hundred participants who were dressed in black. – BERNAMA