Published: Sunday September 9, 2012 MYT 5:44:00 PM
Updated: Sunday September 9, 2012 MYT 7:35:02 PM
Cops wrapping up 'Janji Demokrasi' probe
By AUSTIN CAMOENS
KUALA LUMPUR: Police are wrapping up investigations into the 'Janji Demokrasi' illegal gathering which was held on the eve of Merdeka.
Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zainuddin Ahmad said police had finished recording statements from witnesses and organisers of the gathering.
"The investigation papers are being completed and should be handed over to the Atorney Generals Chambers soon," he said when contacted on Sunday.
Meanwhile, police on Sunday questioned Tian Chua, Mohamad Sabu and Hishamuddin Rais about the Janji Demokrasi gathering on the eve of Merdeka day.
Pas Deputy president Mohamad Sabu, Janji Demokrasi co-organiser and Batu MP Tian Chua, who came separately, were seen entering the Dang Wangi police headquarters at around 4pm on Sunday.
On arrival, Tian Chua said he was told that police were calling up activists who attended the gathering on Aug 30.
"I consulted my lawyer and arranged to have my statement taken today to assist police investigations as I attended the gathering," he said adding that he saw nothing wrong with the gathering.
Mohamad Sabu said that police had initially asked him to give a statement on Sept 5 but he rescheduled the meeting today as he was attending several functions here.
"I was questioned regarding the opposition leaders who attended the gathering, who organised the gathering and how many people attended it," he told reporters adding that he did not answer any question.
National laureatte Datuk A. Samad Said and Janji Bersi co-organiser Maria Chin Abdullah were previously called in to have their statements taken Sept 6.
They too chose not to answer any question from police.