Cops release pictures of 49 Bersih rioters

KL city police chief Datuk Mohamed Salleh with the photographs of 49 people police have identified as rioters during the Bersih 3.0 rally.

KUALA LUMPUR - Police yesterday released 49 photographs of individuals identified as the rioters in the Bersih 3.0 rally on April 28.

City police chief Datuk Mohmad Salleh said they have the identities and addresses of several of them and urged them to come in by themselves before they are picked up.

"We are asking them for their cooperation to come forward," Mohmad said at the city police headquarters yesterday.

He said these 49 were not part of the 512 who were arrested when the riot broke out on Saturday.

Mohmad also urged those with information on the 49 to inform the nearest police station immediately.

To date, police have received 258 reports from journalists, lawyers, shopkeepers and police personnel. He assured the complainants that all the reports will be investigated, adding that the reports were on various offences.

"The photographs were obtained from our own cameramen and from the various media."

He said their investigations are still going on and urged those with complaints or evidence against police for alleged misconduct and violence to come forward.

They can contact Assistant Superintendent Azmi Aziz at 019-2602344 or 019-3872344, or e-mail him at azmiaziz@rmp.gov.my.

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