Najib wants Petaling Street fracas investigated

Najib wants Petaling Street fracas investigated

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has called for investigations to be opened over an incident that took place during the "Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu" rally.

"Ws infrmed tht the rally in KL ended peacefully excpt for an incident. @PDRMsia shd invstgte. Shdn't've hppend. All mst abide by instrctns," the Prime Minister tweeted on his official account, @NajibRazak Wednesday evening.

Earlier Wednesday, a group of red shirt protesters in Petaling Street refused to back down in a stand-off with the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU), even after water cannons were fired at them.

The group insisted that they should be allowed to enter Petaling Street and threatened to break through the FRU barricade.

Two policemen and a protester were reported injured in the clash. All three received medical attention.

However, Mohd Ali Baharom, better known as Ali Tinju, denied any involvement with the group of protesters who stirred up trouble in Petaling Street.

When contacted, the military veteran said he was resting at home following the rally.

"They are irresponsible. They were there to provoke our movement," he said when contacted by The Star Online.

"What they did was against the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012. I hope the police and local authorities charge those people," he said.

Mohd Ali claimed a group of ex-commandos and army personnel were there to monitor the safety of protesters at designated checkpoints.

"None of my members were part of the fracas," he said.

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