Possible action against Umno man for manhandling UM student, says top cop

Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Noor Adam.

KUALA LUMPUR: Top cop Mohamad Fuzi Harun says the police will submit a paper to the attorney-general tomorrow regarding Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Noor Adam, following his attack on a university student who was protesting against former prime minister Najib Razak.

He added that 26 statements have been taken on the matter.

“There may be action taken following any instruction given by the deputy public prosecutor,” he said at a press conference after the 212th Police Day celebration here today.

A full statement will be published on the matter later today, he added.

Lokman was caught on video tearing apart a placard carried by Universiti Malaya students who had protested against Najib last Friday.

He said the placard, which featured a picture mocking Najib, was an insult to the former prime minister who was attending a dialogue session at a restaurant near the university.

He also said the students had the freedom to assemble but not to use a picture of Najib.