Cops to call organisers of gathering during Najib trial over Covid-19 SOPs

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  • Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020

Crowd waiting outside the court complex. RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will call the organisers involved in the gathering outside the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex on Jalan Duta during Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's case decision on Tuesday (July 29).

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Mazlan Mansor on Wednesday (July 29) said they had received a police report from a member of the public over the gathering.

"We are investigating the matter and are aware of the public outcry," he told reporters after launching the Sentul police headquarters here.

He said they were told by the organisers that around 900 people would gather, and based on what was seen on Tuesday, the numbers matched.

"They, however, did not comply with our conditions, especially on social distancing.

"Maybe they were excited in the moment, but they should have known better.

"We should be taking care of each other especially during the Covid-19 pandemic," he said, adding that people must realise that the pandemic threat was not over.

Mazlan said they would call people of interest in connection with the case to come forward in phases.

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