Police bail and released college student who allegedly committing a lewd gesture at a picture of the prime minister

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KUALA LUMPUR, – A college student who was detained by the police for allegedly committing a lewd gesture at a picture of the prime minister during the Janji Demokrasi gathering on Merdeka eve, has been released.

Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah said today, the 19-year-old who studies at a private college in Cheras, was released on police bail last night after a statement was recorded.

During the incident, the teenager had allegedly pulled down his pants and showed his buttocks at the picture.

Yesterday, the police had picked up the student when he was brought by his parents to meet the college management after his face was published by local dailies over his alleged action at the Dataran Merdeka.

In a related development, Ku said the police were in the midst of tracking down 10 people who had stomped on a picture of the prime minister and displayed a new flag during the Merdeka Eve celebrations.

He urged them to turn themselves in at the nearest police station.

On police reports lodged over the incidents, Ku said a total of 172 reports were received, so far.

The police have formed three special teams to investigate three reports involving incidents at the Dataran Merdeka, an attack on the People’s Independence Tour bus and over the breach of the Peaceful Gathering Act 2011 by the organisers of ‘Himpunan Janji Demokrasi’. – BERNAMA – wargamarhaen