Two “Masterminds” Behind Anti-Syed Saddiq Mob Arrested

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Police have arrested two individuals believed to be the “masterminds” behind a mob which disrupted an event attended by Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman in Johor last night.

Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador said this evening that the two persons were believed to be the culprits.

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He said efforts are underway to find the others involved.

The case will be investigated under four sections of the Penal Code.

The four are Section 153 for illegally provoking a person to cause rioting, Section 355 for assaulting or using criminal force to dishonour a person, Section 357 for assaulting or using criminal force to wrongfully confine a person, and Section 506 for criminal intimidation.

Hamid also said the public should not politicise the incident by spreading baseless information. “I hope the public will abide by the law and do not act in any manner that creates provocation,” he said.

Syed Saddiq was photographed climbing over a fence on Friday night as he was safely evacuated from the restaurant, where Syed Saddiq, members of his family and friends were at a dinner gathering.

A group of about 200, clad in black and red shirts, started a commotion outside, calling for Syed Saddiq to leave Johor.

Syed Saddiq lodged a police report on Friday night and criticised the action of those involved.

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