Syed Saddiq: Cops Revealed Umno Was Behind Mob Attack

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PPBM Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said his statement claiming Umno was involved in a confrontation at a PPBM Youth dinner meeting in Johor last Friday was based on information from police.

“I am guided by the police investigation. I was guided by what was told to me by the police themselves when I was briefed by them,” he told at a press conference yesterday.

He further welcomed Umno to sue him over his allegations.

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“I welcome the police report they made against me. I was informed that they would sue me, and I welcome that as well,” he said.

On Feb 1, Syed Saddiq lodged a police report over the threat posed by about 200 individuals outside a restaurant in Ulu Tiram, Johor.

He had said he suspected the crowd was made up of Umno supporters.

Umno Youth also filed a police report against Syed Saddiq following his allegations that the group consisted of Umno supporters.

Umno Youth chief Aysraf Wajdi Dusuki said the wing would also file a suit against the minister if he fails to apologise.

Syed Saddiq further told reporters that he was satisfied with police investigations so far after three suspects were detained.

He hoped the police action would go to show that gangsterism is not accepted in Malaysian politics, adding that “it does not matter who the perpetrators are”.

Syed Saddiq and a few others had to climb a fence behind the meeting place to escape the mob.

Johor police chief Mohd Kamarudin Md Din told Bernama that investigations were ongoing to determine if the suspects were related to any political party.

“We are currently investigating their previous and current political backgrounds,” he said, adding that the public should always respect the law.

Earlier, police nabbed another suspect over the Syed Saddiq event.

Johor police chief Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said the man was arrested in Johor Baru, following the arrest of two individuals on Friday evening.

Kamarudin said investigations were ongoing to determine if all the suspects, who are in their 30’s, were related to any political party.

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“We are currently investigating their previous and current political backgrounds,” he said.


Earlier reports:

Feb 1, Two “Masterminds” Behind Anti-Syed Saddiq Mob Arrested

Feb 1, Police Told to Identify Thugs Who Harassed Syed Saddiq