Bersih 3.0 nationwide manhunt for the remaining suspects
KUALA LUMPUR (May 15) : Only five individuals wanted in connection to the Bersih 3.0 rally surrendered to police today.
On Monday Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said the suspects featured in the 141 photos released by police in connection to the rally have until Tuesday (today) to surrender.
He said once the deadline was up, a task force led by an assistant commissioner will launch a nationwide manhunt for the remaining suspects.
With the surrender of the five individuals today, the number of those who have been detained or voluntarily gave themselves up comes to 26.
Kuala Lumpur police chief DCP Datuk Mohmad Salleh said although the operation to search for those who have yet to come forward will begin tomorrow, they can still turn themselves in to police.
He said the special task force tasked with tracking down the suspects have identified at least 15 of those in the photos from information received from the public via emails, text messages and telephone calls.
The Bersih 3.0 rally drew about 100,000 people and turned ugly when protestors clashed with police, injuring dozens on both sides.
Journalists and photographers covering the rally also suffered injuries when they were allegedly assaulted by police and protestors.
Two special task forces to probe the incidences of assault on the newsmen and to track down the sought individuals were formed by police following the melee. – TheSunDaily