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Police looking for six in illegal assembly

IPOH, 5 March 2009: Police are looking for six men identified to have taken part in an illegal assembly in front of the Perak Darul Ridzuan building here on Tuesday.

Perak police chief Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah said the six were identified from photographs obtained from the media when police cordoned the area to prevent the convening of an emergency state assembly sitting in the building.

“We have also identified several others who took part in the illegal assembly to have their statements taken,” he said.

He said this at the handing-over of duty from acting Perak CID chief ACP Zulkifli Hasan to acting SAC II Mohd Dzuraidi Ibrahim at the state police headquarters today.

Prior to this, Dzuraidi, 48, was Narcotics Intelligence assistant director in Bukit Aman.

Zulkifli said those identified would be investigated under Section 27(5) of the Police Act 1967 for taking part in an illegal assembly.

Prior to the incident, police had warned the public not to gather around the Perak Darul Ridzuan building as police would be cordoning the area to prevent several state assemblypersons from entering the building to hold an emergency assembly sitting. The order came from the state secretary.

Police are also investigating 31 cases, including 12 for illegal assembly, two under the Sedition Act 1948 and three under the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984, with the investigation papers to be submitted to the deputy public prosecutor soon for further action. — Bernama


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