Police to release photos of individuals who assaulted media reps soon

Police to release photos of individuals who assaulted media reps soon

KUALA LUMPUR - Police will soon release the photographs of individuals who were involved in a scuffle with media representatives on duty at the anti-Goods and Services Tax (GST) rally last Thursday.

City police chief Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said the media personnel who were assaulted by some protestors had already lodged police reports.

"Police are still in the midst of identifying individuals who were involved in a scuffle with media representatives.

"The case will be investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting. No arrests have been made yet," he said at the handing over of duty to former Sarawak police deputy commissioner Datuk Law Hong Soon, who assumed the duty of Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief starting today.

"The photographs were obtained from our own cameramen and from various media," he said.

Mohmad urged those with evidence of the scuffle during the assembly to come forward and inform the nearest police station immediately.

In the incident, three photographers were attacked by a group of masked protesters who were dressed in black.

Two of the photographers were beaten and kicked while the other was struck by a piece of wood hurled at him.

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