Police identify nine associations involved in ex-CPM gathering

11 Dec 2019 / 20:43 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: Nine associations have been identified by police as being involved in organising a controversial gathering to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Hatyai Peace Accord, which was held at a college auditorium in Kajang on Dec 1.

Federal police CID director Commissioner Datuk Huzir Mohamed (pix) said today that four individuals who gave speeches at the event have also been identified.

He said they are Sungei Pelek assemblyman Ronnie Liu, the editor of Persatuan Persahabatan abad-ke and representatives from the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) and the Persatuan Kawan Karib Sarawak.

Huzir said six people have been interviewed over the case to date and an undisclosed number of individuals are expected to be called up as well.

He said 72 police reports were lodged by the public over the case which is classified as “making statements conducive to public mischief” under Section 505 of the Penal Code and sharing of offensive and menacing content section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.

Huzir said police would also obtain statements from historians and other findings of the Communications and Multimedia Commission and Registrar of Societies.

On a separate case involving the ashes of former CPM secretary-general Chin Peng, which were brought into Malaysia from Thailand, Huzir said 11 police reports were received and investigators have recorded statements from 10 people including a news portal editor, reporters, the carrier of the ashes and those who conducted a ceremony to scatter the ashes here.

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