Cops receive 12 reports over scuffle between students and Najib's supporters

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have received 12 reports over the confrontation between a group of university students and supporters of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at Pantai Baru here.

City police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said the incident took place at a bus stop in front of a restaurant here on Friday (March 22).

"At around 3.45 pm, a total of seven men, who were students of a public higher education institute, held a silent protest there.

"Najib's supporters were provoked, leading to a bout of pushing and shoving between both parties," he said in a statement on Saturday (March 23).

He added that once police were alerted about the incident, they came to the scene and took control of the situation.

"All the students were taken to the Pantai police station and had their statements recorded.

"So far, 12 police reports have been made by the parties involved and 10 witnesses have had their statements recorded to help with investigations of this case.

"The investigation has been classified under Section 160 of the Penal Code for committing affray," he said, adding that the public should not take action on their own and to comply with existing laws.

Comm Mazlan added that any form of assembly must be done in accordance with the conditions under Section 9(1) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.

He added that strict action will be taken against those who do not comply with the law.

"If the public has any information regarding this incident, please contact ASP Mohd Firdaus Sharil at

012-338 8164, Insp Aaron Anthony Doss at 014-9018596, Kuala Lumpur Police Hotline at 03-2115 9999 or visit the nearest police station.


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