PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested three anti-Bersih supporters on suspicion of having assaulted journalists covering a Bersih road convoy in Kuala Selangor, and have also begun a sedition investigation about flyers distributed by Bersih members.
On Saturday, two reporters and a videographer of The Star lodged police reports about being manhandled by members of a group of about 20 people on motorcycles.
“The police have identified the perpetrators and have arrested three men who are suspected to have been involved in the incident,” said Kuala Selangor OCPD Supt Ruslan Abdullah in a statement on Sunday.
Investigations were being carried out for criminal intimidation. “Further investigations to identify and act against other suspects are currently in progress,” he said, according to Star Online.
Police reports were lodged after the incident, by the Star journalists as well as several Bersih supporters.
Supt Ruslan said police had also received a report about “seditious” flyers being distributed by people believed to have been part of the Bersih convoy at the entrance of Giant Hypermarket in Kuala Selangor.
Members of the Bersih convoy had driven around Sekinchan, Tanjung Karang and Kuala Selangor to publicise a planned street rally on November 19 in Kuala Lumpur to press for the resignation of prime minister Najib Razak as well as call for reforms.