TNB fracas: Rawang 3 held for another 24 hours

By Kuek Ser Kuang Keng

Three persons arrested for attempting to stop Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) workers from constructing high tension cable towers in Rawang New Village yesterday will be further remanded until 12pm tomorrow.

NONEWhile the police has applied for a four-day remand for the three, a Selayang magistrate has this morning approved a 24-hour remand.

According to their lawyer HC Tan, the magistrate held that their alleged offences – obstructing public officers from carrying out their duty and damaging public property – are not of serious nature, hence the period should be sufficient for police investigations.

“The police have to release them before 12pm tomorrow,” Tan added.

The three persons arrested are A Kumaran and Alex Gan, aides to Rawang assemblyperson Gan Pei Nei and a villager Wan Hang Ming from Rawang New Village.

About 30 supporters and villagers including Gan, Selangor exco member Xavier Jayakumar and Selayang municipal councillor Lee Khai Loon were present at the court to offer their support.