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SPM candidate among 23 detained over riot in Sungai Siput

Last Update: 12/11/2019

SUNGAI SIPUT, Nov 12  -- The police have detained 23 men, including a Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) candidate, in connection with a riot in front of a restaurant at Persiaran Waterfront here early today.

District Police chief Supt Mohd Khaizam Ahmad Shahabudin said the suspects, aged between 17 and 26, were picked up following a tip-off at about 1.30 am.

"Preliminary investigations revealed that the incident was started over a misunderstanding between two groups and three of the suspects tested positive for methamphetamine," he told a press conference here.

He said the suspects were being remanded for four days to facilitate investigations under Section 148 of the Penal Code.



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