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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Malaysia

Cops suggest 12 assembly intruders be charged

The Star/ANN | Chong Kah Yuan | Thursday, May 29, 2014

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng wanted the group of trespassers to be prosecuted with life imprisonment.

GEORGE TOWN - The police have recommended that the 12 men who stormed the state assembly building in Light Street be charged.

The investigation papers into the May 21 incident were submitted to the Attorney-General (A-G) in Putrajaya on Tuesday for further action, said George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Farida­latrash Wahid when contacted.

It was earlier reported that the police had recorded at least 25 statements from the men who were arrested shortly after the incident.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng wanted the group of trespassers to be prosecuted with life imprisonment.

He called on the A-G to conduct an investigation under Section 121(B) of the Penal Code for offences against the authority of the Yang-di Pertuan Agong, Ruler or Yang di-Pertua Negeri; and Section 124(B) of the Penal Code for activity detrimental to parliamentary democracy.

The two offences carry the sentence of life imprisonment and a jail term which may extend to 20 years respectively.

At a press conference yesterday, Lim also wanted an explanation from the police for not taking immediate action against the protestors.

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