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KUALA LUMPUR: Police have detained three more people over the riot at a forum by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s party last Sunday, bringing the arrest count to 13.
According to The Star Online news portal, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the organisers of the “Nothing to Hide 2.0” forum will also be called to give their statement.
The IGP went on to criticise the organisers for blaming his agency for the fracas.
“Under the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) 2012, the responsibility to maintain the safety of participants and the location falls on the organiser,” he said.
Police yesterday arrested 10 men aged between 20 and 30 over the riot, in addition to the three teens detained on Sunday.
The riot broke out midway a question and answer session when a member of the audience posed a question to the former premier regarding the 1985 Memali massacre, in which PAS leader Ibrahim Mahmud @ Ibrahim Libya, 13 villagers and four police officers were killed.
Mahathir’s inability to respond is said to have fuelled a mob protest following the actions of some people who set off flares and threw shoes towards the stage.
Source: The Malay Mail Online