Cops set up task force to probe commotion at Bersatu gathering

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  • Saturday, 01 Feb 2020

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Kamaruddin Md Din.

JOHOR BARU: The police have set up a task force to investigate and identify suspects involved in an incident where a minister, along with several other guests were heckled and taunted by a group of youths during a Johor Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia event.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Kamaruddin Md Din said the incident took place between 8pm and 10pm on Friday (Jan 31) at Ulu Tiram where Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman was attending the programme.

"We have received a report on the incident where a group of about 100 to 150 youths in black T-shirts had entered the area where the programme was held.

"They had caused provocation and chaos at the scene but the police were able to control the situation before any unwanted incident took place," he said in a statement released here Saturday (Feb 1).

He added that based on initial investigations, the group was believed to have caused chaos by yelling rude remarks that could cause anger.

He said that the remarks were threatening and the group acted aggressively at the scene.

"We have set up a task force to investigate the incident and identify those involved.

"Investigation papers have been opened under Sections 153,355,357 and 506 of the Penal Code," he said.

It was reported that a group had showed up uninvited at the event in Ulu Tiram, forcing Syed Saddiq to flee by climbing over a fence.

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