Malaysian duo putting up rally-related banners arrested, released

PETALING JAYA - Police arrested two men along Jalan Changgai here who were putting up a banner about a Bersih 4.0 launch party to be held this Friday.

The two men, Adrian Lim, 24, and Mohamad Faddhil, 21, were released from police custody around Thursday midnight as they were not involved in any criminal activity.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Azmi Abu Kassim said police on patrol spotted three men putting up the banner along Jalan Changgai at around 10.30pm Wednesday.

"They stopped their vehicle to perform a check on the three men, but the group ran away to the cluster of buildings at PJ New Town.

"Police gave chase and arrested two of them at the area after 15 minutes. They were brought to the station for documentation purposes," he added.

ACP Azmi said police made the arrests because the group's act of running away roused suspicion.

"We released them after referring the case to the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ)," he noted.

Lawyers Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan and Michelle Yesudas were at the police headquarters to facilitate their release from custody.