Five nabbed due to protest in town
By:Lee Shaw Wei

KUCHING: Police have nabbed five individuals allegedly protesting against Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) possible choice of partner to form the federal government.

According to a few videos which went viral and widely spread on social media platforms, the protest was done in several locations in town, including in front of Merdeka Palace Hotel, Jalan Padungan and Gala City.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Mohd Azman Ahmad Sapri said they were arrested yesterday evening after three police reports were lodged.

“After receiving the report, police have picked up the five individuals between 10pm last night and 1.10am (this morning),” he said at a press conference today.

“They were allegedly protesting against having PAS as part of the federal government which could provoke and cause public disturbances,” he added.

Apart from that, three vehicles and five banners were seized.

Mohd Azman said the arrest and confiscation of items were done under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

“I would like to call on the public to remain calm and rational; refrain from trying to provoke and cause public disturbances,” he stressed.

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