Nine varsity students arrested for illegal gathering

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  • Saturday, 23 Jan 2010

KUALA LUMPUR: Nine students from five public institutions of higher learning were arrested Saturday for participating in an illegal assembly and obstructing police from carrying out their duties, police said.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Wira Muhammad Sabtu Osman said they comprised four from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, two from Kolej Islam Selangor and one each from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti of Malaya and Universiti Putra Malaysia.

He said they were being investigated under Section 27(5) of the Police Act for gathering illegally and Section 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing police officers from carrying out their duties.

They were arrested in front of Sogo shopping complex at around noon after refusing to disperse despite being ordered to do so, he said when contacted.

Some 200 students participated in the demonstration, with some of them carrying banners with the words "kembalikan demonstrasi kampus" (restore campus demonstrations). - Bernama

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