Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman's 34-year-old son Firdaus Tajuddin and nine others have been ordered to surrender to police by Kuala Lumpur CPO Amar Singh for their involvement in a riot on Parliament grounds today.
Amar Singh said the incident this morning was being investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code, which concerns the offence of rioting.
"Police have identified 10 individuals in the incident and we ask those involved to surrender to assist in investigation," Amar said in a statement today.
The other nine individuals named by police are:
- Mohd Rizal Shafie, 37;
- Ariffin Mohamed Ali, 32;
- Hasnah Md Razali, 48;
- Erwan Halmi, 36;
- Sapiah Aini Sulaiman, 48;
- Norfirdaus Ahmad Zanian, 30;
- Azmir Ahmad, 41;
- Mohd Saffek Mohd Saleh, 28; and
- Mohd Faizal Saidina Omar, 34.
With the exception of Firdaus, who has a Kuala Lumpur address, all the others named by police have their addresses in Perak.
Amar said the "riot" involved supporters of the Pasir Salak MP and Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad at around 11am.
In the incident, the group, with Tajuddin's son among them, had tried to attack Khalid when he arrived outside the Parliament lobby.
It is not clear how the group managed to enter Parliament's grounds, which is strictly guarded.
Visitors are only allowed in with prior request or on invitation of an MP.
"The incident was a continuation of a misunderstanding between the two MPs during the debate in the Parliament sitting," said Amar.
On Monday, Tajuddin said Seputeh MP Teresa Kok was the "only woman with a 'Kok' in Seputeh".
His innuendo sparked outrage among opposition MPs, with Khalid (photo) calling Tajuddin "sial" (damned).
Tajuddin refused to apologise for his "Kok" comment and instead railed against Khalid for calling him "sial".
Yesterday, Tajuddin sent a letter of demand to Khalid for defending the "sial" comment outside the House.
This was followed with the attempted attack on Khalid today.
Amar urged supporters of political parties, politicians or individuals not to act contrary to the law.
"The institution and integrity of Parliament must be preserved and respected by all.
"Stern action will be taken against those who try to threaten public order and create unrest," Amar said.
Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan said visitors can only enter Parliament if sponsored by an MP and called for action to be taken against the person responsible.
"If these people were actually invited by a MP into this area to cause bodily harm, distress, then the MP should also be brought to the rights and privileges committee," Nur Jazlan told reporters when met at the Parliament lobby today.
Tajuddin confirmed that his son was involved in the group but he denied sponsoring them to enter Parliament grounds.- Mkini