Law student identified as attacker

KUALA LUMPUR - The youth who was captured in photographs kicking a traffic policeman, who had fallen off his motorcycle after a collision at last Saturday's Bersih 3.0 rally, has been identified as a law student from Universiti Teknologi Mara.

Sources have also linked the youth to a comment on Facebook about how all policemen in the country should be killed.

In making the comment, the student had allegedly also said that in any future demonstration, there would be no more negotiations with police.

It was also learnt that the 21-year-old youth was also involved in the recent Occupy Dataran protest where students demanded for the abolishment of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation.

The first-year student from Klang, with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.3, was also believed to be the president of a student body.

UiTM vice-chancellor Datuk Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar told the New Straits Times that the university's student affairs department had already called the youth in for questioning.

He also said the student had been warned before about associating the university with the student body.

"If it was him in the papers assaulting the traffic policeman, action should be taken against him.

"While there may be hundreds of students involved in the gathering, what that picture showed was definitely a criminal offence.

"The university's legal unit will also look into this matter," he said.

It was learnt that the youth, along with a few others who had ignored the court order not to breach the barricades at Dataran Merdeka, were being sought by police for their involvement in violent clashes that rocked the city.

Trouble started when protesters broke through the barricades on Saturday afternoon, leading to clashes between police and segments of the crowd in several places were.

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