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PKR calls for swift action against troublemakers

 | May 26, 2012

Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah wants Najib, Raja Nong Chik and Khairy to walk the talk and nip gangster culture in Umno

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat, which saw its ceramah in Lembah Pantai pelted with stones Thursday night, wants the police to take swift action against the troublemakers, claimed to be from Umno.

On its part, the party lodged two separate police reports today on the ruckus at the ceramah, also attended by PKR defacto leader Anwar Ibrahim and daughter Nurul Ezzah, the Lembah Pantai member of parliament, at Pantai Permai, Lembah Pantai.

Nurul and Raja Ismail Raja Din, 59, lodged the report here at Pantai police station, wanting the police to act against the troublemakers without fear or favour.

On May 24, a PKR ceramah at Lembah Pantai turned ugly after several youth from an Umno ceramah nearby pelted the opposition leaders with eggs and stones.

Raja Ismail suffered injuries on his head during “the attack” and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Also injured was a 12-year old girl, who was suspected to have suffered a fractured hand after being hit by stones.

“We (PKR) want the police to arrest and investigate Umno members who caused trouble at the ceramah,” Nurul told reporters after lodging the report.

Also present Petaling Jaya Selatan MP Hee Loy Sian and Haniza Mohamed Talha, the Taman Medan state assembly person.

Nurul said she had also lodged a police report ast month, when student activist Adam Adli was assaulted by a Umno branch chairman but todate no action had been taken against the perpetrator of the crime.

“We do not want this report put in the backburner. We want action to be taken against them. They resorted to violence and this must stop,” she added.

She said while the Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Raja Nong Chik and Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin have all condemned the act, they should ensure that the perpetrators of the crime be brought to justice.

“If the police does not look into this case seriously, then the gangster culture in Umno cannot be curbed,” added Nurul.

Meanwhile, Raja Ismail, at the same press conference, claimed that he was hit by a ball-bearing and not by a stone.

“They (Umno members) used catapults to attacked PKR members. I was hit repeatedly until a hard object hit my forehead.

He said he ran to the main stage with a bleeding head and fainted a short while later,” he said.

Meanwhile, Brickfields district police chief ACP Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid confirmed that so far, only one police report have been received on the incident.

“The report was lodged by a lady yesterday. So far we’ve made no arrests but we’re in the process of taking down statements from all parties,” he said.

He added that the case has been classified under Section 324 of the Penal Code for “causing hurt with dangerous weapons.”


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