24 detained over brawl at Low Yat Plaza freed on police bail; 3 others held under Sedition Act

An injured man during the riot at Low Yat Plaza in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
An injured man during the riot at Low Yat Plaza in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. PHOTO: CHINA PRESS

KUALA LUMPUR - Twenty-four people detained in connection with the brawl at Low Yat Plaza have been released on police bail .

Three others were detained for investigation under the Sedition Act, Bernama news agency quoted Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad as saying.

The three are blogger Wan Mohd Azri Wan Deris (Papagomo), activist Mohd Ali Baharom (Ali Tinju) and Bagan Umno division chief Datuk Dr Shaikh Hussein Mydin.

Those released include four mobile phone salesmen and those involved in the ruckus on Sunday, Bernama reported.

Two men were arrested at Low Yat Plaza last Saturday after stealing a cellphone from a shop. Staff caught the two but one of them was released. He reportedly returned to the mall with a group of seven and attacked the staff who had helped nabbed him and the alleged thief.

The duo's claim of being cheated went viral. On Sunday, more than a hundred people gathered at the mall and a riot broke out, injuring several people.