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Two policemen charged with criminal violence on Guang Ming journo

Sat 2012-May-19 @ +08 11:22:39 am
L/Cpl Mohd Khairul Asri Mohd Sobri of Tanjung Malim police and PC Shahrul Niza Abd Jalil of Dang Wangi police, KL, at the magistrate’s court on Friday. [NST photo]

Two policemen have been charged with using criminal violence in assaulting Guang Ming Daily photojournalist Wong Kin Onn at the Bersih mass public rally in Kuala Lumpur on April 28.

Lance Corporal Mohd Khairul Asri Mohd Sobri, 30, of Tanjung Malim police and Constable Shahrul Niza Abd Jalil, 24, of Dang Wani, Kuala Lumpur, claimed trial and were allowed bail at RM3,000 each.

They were charged with using criminal violence under Section 350 of the Penal Code. The maximum penalty is three months’ jail and/or a RM1,000 fine.

The KL magistrate’s court was told that the decision to prosecute them was made only that morning.

Khairul and Shahrul Niza and two others still at large were accused of attacking Wong at the junction of Jalan Tun Perak and Jalan Raja between 5.20pm and 5.30pm on April 28.

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