Ahad, 2 Ogos 2009


Police have detained 589 people including 44 youths below 18 years-old up to 11pm tonight, believed to have been involved in an Abolish the ISA Movements illegal rally in the city.

Kuala Lumpur CID Chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah said the 549 men and 40 women detained would be investigated under the 1967 Police Act.

"From the total, 27 are students and 20 of them were 17 years or below while the rest were from public and private Higher Learning Institutions whose ages ranged between 18 and 23," he said.

The arrested were among more than 10,000 supporters who began converging into the city as early at 7am and gathered at Masjid Jamek, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Kinabalu, Dataran Merdeka, before walking towards the Sogo shopping centre at 2pm to proceed to Istana Negara to submit a memorandum to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, calling for the abolishment of the ISA.

However, police managed to stop the rally from proceeding to the Istana Negara.


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