Two Bersih rally-goers arrested in Perak
IPOH, May 15 — Police have arrested two men from Perak for participating in the Bersih 3.0 rally that took place in Kuala Lumpur on April 28.
Perak police chief Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahalan said today a 43-year-old night market trader from Tambun and a 52-year-old plumber from Klebang were picked up at their homes last Saturday.
They have been handed over to Bukit Aman police headquarters to aid further investigations, he said.
“We have identified only two individuals from Perak who were involved in the Bersih 3.0 gathering,” he said after attending a police monthly gathering, here.
On another matter, Mohd Shukri said police arrested a motorcyclist for being in possession og a pistol at a petrol station along Jalan Ipoh-Lumut near Manjung last Friday.
The 34-year-old man was stopped by police patrolmen at 1am for behaving suspiciously, but he tried to flee and was caught after a five-kilometre chase, he said.
He said police found a pistol, eight bullets and four mobile phones in a sling bag.
The man, a night market trader, was remanded for a week for further investigations.
In another incident, police held six men aged between 20 and 35 years for being involved in the assault of a patient at a private hospital here on May 8, and have remanded them for a week.
Shukri said all the men were held on Thursday in the new town area here.
Police investigations revealed that the patient was injured in a quarrel at an entertainment centre here. He had jumped over a balcony in an attempt to escape his attackers. — Bernama