PETALING JAYA — Dec. 4, 2018: Four men, including a security officer, were charged here today with rioting and using dangerous weapons during the rioting at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25 last week.
One City Development Sdn. Bhd. security officer Irwan Nordin, 38; Muhammad Ridzuan Sekh Ruslan, 26; Mohd. Khairi Abd. Rashid, 24, and Rozaihan Jamaludin, 38, pleaded not guilty before magistrate Nor Ariffin Hisham.
They were jointly charged with several others still at large with being present during the riotings and having in their possession machetes, axes, knives and sticks that could be used as weapons.
They allegedly committed the offence in the early hours of November 26. They were allowed bail of RM10,000 with one surety each and to report at the nearest police station once a month. They were also ordered to surrender their passports until the case is disposed.
At the same proceeding, another man, T. Thinekaran, 34, pleaded not guilty to voluntarily causing injury to one Datuk K. Tanggeswaran, 25, by punching him at the road side on the Damansara-Puchong Highway on the same day. The court allowed Thinekaran bail of RM2,500 with one surety.
In Shah Alam, Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari said that as the intermediary, the state government will find the best solution to the issue by next week. While welcoming suggestions from the public, Amirudin emphasised that everyone must respect the rule of law.
“I hope the parties involved can remain patient because I see it (the solution) is getting clearer after holding several discussions today and yesterday.
“As I mentioned, it (the settlement) must uphold the rule of law and if all parties agree, they must go through certain legal processes,” he said.
The riots on Nov. 26 and 27 following disagreements over the relocation of the temple injured several people and caused damage to several vehicles and also property. — Bernama