KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 – A man in his 20s, believed to be a member of an anarchy group, was arrested during a rally held to protest against Malaysia joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), at Padang Merbok here Saturday. Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Zainol Samah said the arrest was made at Jalan Tun Perak to avoid any untoward incidents from occurring but did not reveal time of the arrest.
He said the man was arrested as the man is believed to be a member of an anarchy group whose members were previously arrested by police. On Friday, police had arrested six men aged between 30 and 50 on suspicion of vandalising public property, including painting anarchy symbols in several areas around the capital like Jalan Petaling, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Melayu.
The group was also believed to be planning to join the TPPA rally at Padang Merbok organised by the Positive Malaysian Treatment Access and Advocacy Group (MTAAG), Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM), the People’s Congress, as well as several non-governmental organisations (NGOs).