Perak police chief Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan said the allegations on several blogs that two students were injured after being assaulted by Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) personnel was untrue and defamatory.
“During the gathering, there was no FRU personnel on duty but only policemen from the Tanjung Malim Police Contingent Headquarters,” he told a press conference here, Sunday.
He said the injuries to the two students were caused by their own stampede and not due to assaults as claimed.
He said the police at the outset tried to counsel the group and gave them 30 minutes to disperse but the students ignored the overture and became more aggressive instead.
“They then advanced and proceeded to lie down on the road which disturbed traffic. Police had to act to ensure public safety but it was conducted according to the book.
“They then ran to a nearby clinic and caused damage to the premises. Police detained 17 students,” he said.
Mohd Shukri added that the gathering was an illegal one as they did not have a permit to do so and, if fact, SMM, itself was an illegal association.
All the students, aged between 19 and 24, were investigated under Sections 186, 145 and 147 of the Penal Code and Section 27(5) of the Police Act. They were released on police bail this evening.
They gathered to demand that the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 be abolished and UPSI student Adam Adli should not be punished by the management of the university for pulling down a flag with a picture of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the Umno Headquarters on Dec 17.
SEREMBAN: Dec 14 – Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar and Chairman of Negeri Sembilan Islamic Religious Council (MAINS), Dato ‘Seri Utama Haji Mohamad Bin Haji Hasan attended to perfect the handover ceremony of commerce zakat for 2010 and contributions by Agrobank Negeri Sembilan held at the Allson Klana Resort, Seremban this afternoon.
Agrobank submitted their commerce zakat to the Negeri Sembilan Government amounting RM 70, 822. RM 26,200 was then handed over to Negeri Sembilan Zakat Centre.
The remaining RM 44,622 were distributed among 120 recipients under the ‘asnaf miskin’ category, whom of which were selected by Baitulmal Negeri Sembilan
Menteri Besar believed, Agrobank is one bank distinguished from others of its kind as Agrobank maintains and adheres to its social responsibilities in ensuring the Government’s aspiration to succeed in the agriculture sector.
“If we are as honest in our trades and businesses as if it is religious worship, its benefits may be enjoyed by every individual,” he furthered.
In addition, he also urged Muslims to perform the obligatory zakat and increase the practice of charity, as the littlest can help the eight ‘asnaf’ group especially the poor and needy.
Also present at the ceremony were Agrobank’s Chairman, Tan Sri Faizah Mohd Tahir, Agrobank’s President of Executive Officers, Mr. Wan Mohd Fadzmi Wan Othman, and Secretary of MAINS, Mr. Kamal Amran Bin Kamarudin.
SEREMBAN: DEC 14 – ‘Youth Idealism towards Innovation’ (Idealism Belia Ke Arah Inovasi) was the theme for the Negeri Sembilan youth transformation convention held at Klana Resort, Seremban this afternoon.
Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan, Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Mohamad Bin Haji Hasan, was present for the closing ceremony of the convention.
This ceremony was organized by Negeri Sembilan Youth Board (Majlis Belia Negeri Sembilan) as a collaborative with the Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus Government.
225 participants who joined this convention were made up from private sectors, public service companies, self-employment and civil sectors. The convention was held here for 3 days, from December 12 2011 till December 14 2011.
At the closing ceremony, the youth voices out requesting for contribution from Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Mohamad bin Haji Hasan to ease the burden on youth to expand and progress in activities for youth.
Negeri Sembilan’s Menteri Besar told that the youth need to manage themselves and believed in themself, to develop a much better self-esteem and that youth should be creative so that the creativity can be achieved.
“If the youth have high levels of will, confidence and commitment, nothing is impossible for them to achieve,” he furthered.
Now over 50% of young people will become the bigger population of youth in time to come.
Aside from that, Negeri Sembilan’s Menteri Besar also launched N9 Youth TV, the latest program for youths, which will begin this coming January. N9 Youth TV will contain interesting elements such as documentaries, news and information for general viewing.
Also present to make the ceremony merrier were Chairman of Action Committee for Human Capital Development, Youth and Sports Negeri Sembilan, Dato Abdul Samad bin Ibrahim, with President of Youth Sports Negeri Sembilan, Wan Mohd Fazami Azwandy bin Mohd Razali and Director of National Civics Bureau, Encik Shamlan bin Zabaai.