12 questioned so far over Taman Medan protes

12 questioned so far over Taman Medan protes

PETALING JAYA - Police have questioned 12 people who protested over the cross of a church in Taman Medan, but have yet to arrest anyone.

Selangor police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Samah Mat said that besides the pastor of the church and Taman Lindungan Jaya Umno branch chief Datuk Abdullah Abu Bakar (pic), police had also called up 10 of the pro­test members to give their statements on Wednes­day.

"No arrest has been made as investigations are still not complete. Once it is done, we will determine if there were criminal elements and then we will make arrests," he said when interviewed.

He added that more protesters and members of the church were expected to be called up for questioning and that police would only wrap up their investigations once all those involved in the incident had been questioned.

Asked to respond to a Malaysiakini article quoting the church's pastor asking for police protection, SDCP Abdul Samah said police would be in touch with the congregation members.

"It (protection) will depend on the situation. If we feel that the situation grows dire and the church goers need officers to be there, we will contact them and discuss," he said.

The site of the protest in Metro Square has become a ghost town, with little activity and few people around the row of barely occupied shoplots.

The inactivity there was in stark contrast to the protest on Sunday, which sparked nationwide controversy and debate.

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