Cops open probe into event behind Azam Baki demonstration in Bangsar


KUALA LUMPUR: Police have opened investigations into the Pentas Anak Muda #TangkapAzamBaki event which was held above a restaurant at Jalan Pantai Baru here.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Amihizam Abdul Shukor said the event was held at around 9pm on Friday (Jan 21).

"Based on our investigations, between 30 and 40 people including 12 activists attended the event.

"The motive of the event was to call for the community to attend the #TangkapAzamBaki Rally at the Bangsar LRT Station at 11am today," he said in a statement on Saturday (Jan 22).

He said police did not receive any notification or application of permit for this event.

"Eight members of the public attended the event and no arrests were made.

"We did however perform personal detail checks on those who attended the event," he said, adding that the case was being investigated for making statements which could cause public mischief.

He added that the public was prohibited from taking part in any gathering without a valid permit.

"Assembling without a permit can cause public disturbances," he said.

Those with information can contact the Brickfields police at 03-2297 9222 or the City police at 03-2115 9999.

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