Three teens detained after Nothing to Hide 2.0 ruckus

 |Aug 13, 2017
MO Photo by Noraizura Ahmad.

SHAH ALAM: Three teenagers, believed to be involved in the ruckus during the Nothing to Hide 2.0 event, have been detained by police.

Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Shafien Mamat said two of the suspects were from students from a private college in Shah Alam while the third was a school dropout.

He added that the three teenagers, aged between 17 and 19, were detained by members of the public before they were handed over to police for investigations.

“Two of the teenagers were wearing red t-shirts with the Armada logo while the other was wore a black t-shirt,” he told reporters at Dewan Raja Muda Musa where the commotion took place.

“They will be detained to assist investigations.”

Earlier, flares, slippers, chairs and water bottles were thrown during the event organised by the Armada Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

It started when a participant had questioned Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad about the 1985 Memali tragedy.

He proceeded to answer him but the participant then flung a slipper towards Dr Mahathir, which resulted in several people immediately moving in to protect him.

The situation took a turn for the worse when chairs and flares were thrown resulting in people fleeing from the hall.

Shafien, meanwhile, said the suspects did not sustain any injuries adding that event organisers would be called in to assist in investigations.

“We received their application and explained the regulations before the programme was held. They need to ensure the programme is held where safety is ensured and there is no chaos,” he added.

He said the ruckus clearly showed that the organisers failed to follow the rules that were given to them.

There were seven officers and 35 police personnel at the location, he said.

No police report has been lodged regarding the incident has been lodged while Armada Parti Pribumi Bersatu chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said they would lodge a police report at the Shah Alam district police headquarters tonight.