Nine held for fighting with weapons
By:Allan Jay
Date:
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KUCHING: Police arrested nine men who were involved in a fight on Valentine’s Day.

The fight happened around 5pm in front of Chonglin Plaza, here. It was believed to be due to a woman and dissatisfaction among both parties.

District police chief ACP Awang Din Awang Gani who confirmed the incident, said the men were armed with machetes, rattan rods and samurai swords in the incident.

“After the fight, we launched a manhunt to detain the suspects and the first arrest was made around 12.15am on Monday (Feb 15).

“All nine suspects aged 20 to 35, were arrested around Kuching and Padawan,” he said.

Awang Din pointed out that the weapons used in the fight and two vehicles were also seized by the police.

The suspects are currently remanded to facilitate investigations under Section 148 of the Penal Code for rioting and fighting with weapons.

If convicted, the offender can be fined, or sentenced to a jail term up to five years, or both.

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