KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 — The police today opened an investigation into allegations that the organisers of yesterday’s gathering at the Merdeka Stadium had violated three of the 27 conditions agreed to between them and the police.
Dang Wangi police chief ACP Zainuddin Ahmad said the alleged violations are bringing children under 15 to the rally; carrying placards, posters and banners with words of a seditious nature; and allowing the number of participants to exceed the agreed 30,000.
The police would call up several witnesses and study the footage of closed circuit television cameras (CCTV), he said when contacted by Bernama.
Zainuddin said the police would conduct an investigation into the alleged violations because the 27 conditions had been agreed to in accordance with Section 15 (1) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.
Meanwhile, the Merdeka Heritage Trust, owner of the stadium, said it would soon issue a statement on the condition of the arena following the gathering yesterday.
The Merdeka Heritage Trust is a subsidiary company of Permodalan Nasional Berhad. About 45,000 people attended the gathering yesterday, and 200 policemen were deployed for crowd control. — Bernama