Police nab 12 over two brawls linked to eraser-throwing incident, says Johor top cop

JOHOR BARU: A total of 12 people, including teenagers, have been arrested for being involved in two brawls that stemmed from a misunderstanding due to an eraser.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat established a link between both fights, which took plac at a Kempas secondary school at 3.43pm last Wednesday (May 24) and 11.40pm in the Tampoi area last Saturday (May 27).

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“The suspects, aged 17 to 35, have been picked up following both incidents.

“There was no triad involvement as claimed by certain people on social media.

“The public should refrain from instigating the situation,” he told reporters when asked to update about the case after attending the Johor police headquarters’ monthly assembly here on Tuesday (May 30).

Previously, Johor Baru North OCPD Asst Comm Balveer Singh reportedly said an eraser was the main cause of a fight involving a group of students of a secondary school in Kempas here, which landed some of them in a public hospital to seek treatment.

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Police investigation showed that one of the students was unhappy after an eraser was thrown at him by one of his classmates some two days prior.

ACP Balveer said the misunderstanding between them resulted in the fight, which happened in front of their school, adding that they received injuries to their head as well as bruises on their hands and legs.

They were sent to Hospital Sultanah Aminah for medical treatment.

The eraser brawl escalated further when a 28-second video clip of another brawl went viral on social media, showing a group of people hitting a man who was lying on the ground.

In the video, the group could be seen pulling the victim's hair, kicking him on the head and using a helmet to hit him.

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