Ruckus outside school: Cops get remand extension against 18

DAWN CHAN



KLANG: The 18 people, 13 of whom are students, detained for suspected links with Gang 24, will spend three more days in police custody from tomorrow.


Magistrate Nor Asma Ahmad granted the police the remand extension when the 18, who were represented by lawyer Gerard Lazarus, were taken before her at 11am today.


Police said the extension will pave the way for investigations to be carried out under Section 143 of the Penal Code for unlawful assembly.


The group, aged between 16 and 25, was made up of SMK Sri Andalas students as well as those working as a mechanic and security guards.


Meanwhile, Nor Asma also ordered 11 students of the same school, aged 15 to 16, who were arrested on Friday to be freed after finding the police's investigation diary to be incomplete.


Lawyer Dinesh Muthal represented the 11 students.


The arrests came after two separate videos showing a group causing a commotion in front of the school went viral on social media on Thursday.


Those in the clip were seen holding banners; one bore the letter “24”, “TD4” and a black swastika.


In the first video, which lasted more than one minute, the group was seen shouting and revving their motorcycle engines outside the school.


The second video showed a close-up of a cake with a picture of a man in native American headdress and words “SMK Sri Andalas”, “24” and “Apache” written on it.