Fight mars Lahad Datu Umno meeting

Police say both suspects in the Lahad Datu Umno incident have given their statements. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 18, 2023.

THE Lahad Datu Umno division delegates’ meeting at Dewan Sri Perdana today was marred by a fight that resulted in two people being injured.

Lahad Datu district police chief Rohan Shah Ahmad said in the 2.45pm incident, one of the injured was identified an Umno employee from the Sabah Umno liaison committee office while the other was a member of the Lahad Datu Umno Youth committee.

“We have already identified the two male suspects, aged 33 and 38, who are also Lahad Datu Umno members,” he said in a statement tonight.

“The case is being investigated under section 15(3) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 and section 323 of the penal code.”

Rohan Shah advised the public to stop circulating a video and photos of the incident because the case is being investigated.

He said police had also asked the organisers to assist in the investigation.

Meanwhile, when contacted by Bernama, Rohan Shah said both suspects had given their statements to the police. – Bernama, March 18, 2023.

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