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Published: Thursday January 2, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday January 2, 2014 MYT 10:04:30 AM

Cops hurt during rally sustained only light injuries

KUALA LUMPUR: The two policemen who were reported to be hurt during the protest at Dataran Merdeka’s New Year celebrations sustained only light injuries.

City police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Mohmad Salleh said one of the policemen sustained injuries to his head from a drink can thrown at him near Lot 10.

The other policeman, who was on duty at Dataran Merdeka, fell and sustained injuries to his lip when demonstrators pushed through the police cordon.

“Both policemen later received outpatient treatment,” he told reporters at the police headquarters here yesterday.

He said a photo carried by the police’s Facebook page of a topless man bleeding profusely in the back of a car was not that of a policemen. A correction was later posted on the Facebook page apologising for the error.

SDCP Mohmad also said that no arrests were made after thousands of demonstrators protesting price hikes breached barricades separating New Year revellers from the protestors who had converged at the square at 11pm.

There were also no reports of injuries to members of the public he added.

However, SDCP Mohmad said police had received eight reports about the incident, lodged by City Hall enforcement officers and police officers, including the two injured.

“A special team has been formed to investigate the reports. The investigation can be concluded in a week,” he said.

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Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, new year, mohmad salleh

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