Eight called up by cops over talks held before rally

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  • Monday, 24 Jan 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of eight individuals were called to the Brickfields district police headquarters here on Monday (Jan 24) to record their statements on talks held last Friday with regard to the #TangkapAzamBaki rally.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Amihizam Abdul Shukor said all of them were called to assist in the investigation into the event that was held a day before the rally was organised.

"Police are investigating the case under Section 505 (b) of the Penal Code, Section 9 (5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 and regulations under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988," he said when contacted Monday.

Amihizam said there would be several other individuals called up after this.

Among those present on Monday were activist Adam Adli Abdul Halim; DAP Youth chief Howard Lee and Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda) vice-president Dr Thanussha Francis Xavier.

Also present were Muda secretary-general Amira Aisya Abd Aziz; Pejuang Youth chief Dr Abu Hafiz Salleh Huddin; Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) Youth vice-chief Zubair Rahim and Amanah Youth strategic director Asmaalif Abdul Adam.

All of them arrived at at 2.10pm with their respective lawyers and were seen leaving at 4.15pm.

On Saturday (Jan 22), the media reported that the police had checked the personal details of about 40 individuals, including 12 activists who attended the #TangkapAzamBaki Youth programme organised by Amanah Youth at the Amjal Restaurant Hall in Jalan Pantai Baharu here.

Preliminary police investigations found that all the individuals involved were believed to have gathered at about 9pm on Friday to invite the public to attend the rally held near the Bangsar LRT station the next day. - Bernama

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