12 police reports lodged over scuffle between Najib’s supporters, students

Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim says the students’ silent protest led to ‘provocation resulting in an affray’. (Facebook pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have received 12 reports over a scuffle between Universiti Malaya students and supporters of former prime minister Najib Razak at a bus stop in Pantai here on Friday afternoon.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said statements from 10 witnesses have also been recorded to facilitate investigations under Section 160 of the Penal Code for committing affray.

He said the police would take stern action against those who did not comply with the requirements under Section 9 (1) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.

Mazlan said that in the 3.45pm incident, seven students had held a silent protest at a bus stop near a restaurant holding a poster.

“This led to provocation and the students were confronted by a group of Najib’s supporters resulting in an affray and pulling off the poster held by them,” he said in a statement.

Mazlan said all the students were taken to the Pantai police station and had their statements recorded as witnesses before they lodged police reports.

He urged anyone with information on the incident to contact senior investigating officer Mohd Firdaus Sharil at 012-3388164, investigating officer Aaron Anthony Doss at 014-9018596 or the Kuala Lumpur police hotline 03-2115 9999 or any nearby police station.