Cops to complete protest investigations on Maszlee's appointment ASAP

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  • Saturday, 08 Sep 2018

PETALING JAYA: The police will complete investigations into the protest against the appointment of Dr Maszlee Malik as the president of International Islamic University Malaysia (UUIM) as soon as possible.

The matter will then be referred to the deputy public prosecutor.

Putrajaya OCPD Asst Comm Rosly Hassan said police had earlier arrested two student activists near the Education Ministry office after they refused to disperse at about 12.20am on Saturday (Sept 8).

"The group of seven people had gathered at the ministry's office for more than 15 hours by then.

"One of our officers, Asst Supt Mohd Shahrizal Azhari had asked the group to disperse at 12.20am and all of them complied, except for the two students.

"We had to arrest the two students, as the protest had gone on too long until the wee hours," he said when contacted.

The students were arrested under Section 447 of the Penal Code for trespassing and they were taken to the Putrajaya police district headquarters, ACP Rosly added.

"Subsequently, a ministry's administrative officer lodged a police report over the protest at 2.21am.

"We recorded the statements of the two students and released them on police bail at 6.30am," he said.

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