Police record Umno youth member's statement over July 24 fracas


KUALA LUMPUR: Police have recorded the statement of an Umno Youth exco member over the fracas between his group and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi) youths at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC).

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Sukri Kaman confirmed that Datuk Armand Azha Abu Hanifah arrived at the Dang Wangi police headquarters around 10.30am on Tuesday to be questioned by police over the incident.

"Yes I can confirm that he was here," he said when asked about it at a press conference at the headquarters on Tuesday.

He added that so far only Armand had been questioned.

Armand had earlier said that he would abide by the law and would cooperate with the police report lodged by Pribumi's youth wing Armada claiming that he had punched and beaten them at PWTC last week.

On Thursday, Inspector-General of police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the incident was shameful and embarrassing and told those involved to behave like adults.

On July 24, the Armada delegation was en route from Sunway Putra Mall to PWTC to deliver an invitation letter to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to attend the "Nothing to Hide 2.0" forum featuring Pribumi chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad when they were allegedly confronted by Umno Youth members.

A shouting match quickly ensued between Armand and Armada information chief Ashraf Mustaqim.

Members of both parties also started shoving each other as tempers flared before the police stepped in and cleared the area.
   

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