Sunday, 1 February 2015

UPDATED : Tuaran Tamu Campaign – Nine With SSKM Links Detained,Seditious Pamphlets Seized.

Tuaran : Police confirmed that they arrested nine persons aged between 24 to 50 believed to be link to the Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia (SSKM) at the tamu ground in Tuaran sunday morning.

Sabah OCCI SAC Sallehudin Abdul Rahman told reporters at the Tuaran Police station Sunday evening,they are being investigated under the Seditious Act.

Sallehudin,also said Police believe the group had links with the SSKM as they were distributing pamphlets of a seditious nature.He did not elaborate.

The group,some of them attired in traditional costumes,had also approached tamu shoppers to sign a petition for Sabah rights.

All nine were released on Police bail just before 6 pm on a police bail of RM 2000 each undeposited with two sureties.

Sallehudin said further investigations are underway and investigation papers will be sent to the attorney general’s office for further action.

Earlier nine youths were detained by Police and were held at the Tuaran Police Station for allegedly wearing t-shirts with the alphabet’s SSKM- on the front.

They were picked up at the Tuaran tamu grounds around 9 am Sunday.As word on their arrest got around,a group of people,mainly SAPP supporters led by former Chief Minister Datuk Yong Tack Lee turned up at the station but were refused entry.

A light strike force unit was seen ten meters from the gate where Yong and his people were locked out.

Yong who said he was there since 3 pm,said a Police officer told them the youths would be released by 5 pm.At around that time,a Senior officer with the name tag Solihin allowed 18 of those outside the station to enter.

They were supposed to bail out those detained.Also seen outside the Police station were SAPP Vice-President Amde Sidek and former assemblyman James Ligunjang.

Former Tuaran MP Kalakau Untol turned up shortly after 5 pm to lend his support.He claimed the youths who were detained were on a signature campaign.

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