Police nabbed seven more suspects yesterday to assist their investigation into the riot midway into the Nothing To Hide 2.0 event on Sunday.
The seven suspects are aged between 20 and 30.
This brings the total number of people arrested over the incident to ten, with the first three detained at the event venue on Sunday evening.
According to police, they are looking for a few more people to assist in their investigation.
One of the suspects yesterday was a 19-year-old performance arts college student who was picked up at his family’s house in Setapak at about 7.30pm.
It was reported that the mother of the suspect said plainclothes policemen came in two cars, with two youths in handcuffs inside one of the vehicles.
The woman, 51, her husband and their teenage daughter were at the Shah Alam police station last night to find out why their son was taken by the police.
She said they did not know her son had gone to the Nothing To Hide 2.0 forum and claimed that he could have been manipulated by certain parties to go to the event.
Yesterday, police obtained a four-day remand for the three teenagers, aged 17, 18 and 19, who were detained on Sunday.
The youths are being investigated under Section 15(2)(d) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, Section 153 of the Penal Code and Section 8 of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances Act 1957.
It has been reported that the three youths were allegedly paid RM50 each to attend the event on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), the organiser of Nothing to Hide 2.0 has published a video detailing its version of what happened during the fracas. The video includes snippets of a ‘confession’ by two of the suspects nabbed on Sunday.
Earlier report: Aug 13, Violence Erupts at Nothing to Hide 2.0 Forum While Mahathir Speaks