Cops have recorded 26 statements over scuffle in UM

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  • Monday, 25 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The police have recorded 26 statements over last Friday's (March 22) scuffle when students demonstrating against Datuk Seri Najib Razak were allegedly manhandled by the former prime minister’s supporters.

“We have also received 11 police reports as well.

“Tomorrow (Tuesday (March 26), we will hand over the investigation papers to the DPP and take action following instructions from the DPP,” said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun in a joint press conference with Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) Monday (March 25).

The students were demonstrating across the street of a restaurant near Universiti Malaya where Najib was speaking.

A video of the scuffle showed Najib’s supporters, including Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam, accosting the students who were behind a railing.

Student Wong Yan Ke, from the University of Malaya Association of New Youth, was allegedly manhandled during the incident.

Two interns from news portal Malaysiakini were also said to have been harassed by the same group of Najib supporters.

On an unrelated matter, the Home Minister said that they were still engaging stakeholders regarding the launch of Independent Police Complaint and Miscon­duct Commission (IPCMC).

“I feel that there has to be an engagement process with the related agencies such as PDRM. I feel that it stills required a solid understanding (from all parties) so that all would receive it warmly when it launches.

“The information that I have received so far shows that more engagement is needed before the formation of the commission is finalised,” said Muhyiddin.

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