Police detain Hishammuddin and Adam Adli at Dang Wangi


(Astro Awani) – Political activist Hishamuddin Rais and student activist Adam Adli have been detained at the Dang Wangi District Police Headquarters on Monday to facilitate investigations on the flying of a flag created by irresponsible quarters during the 56th Merdeka Day celebrations at Dataran Merdeka.

Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah confirmed the incident to Bernama and said the duo were detained under Section 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 505 (b) of the Penal Code.

The incident occurred last Friday, when a group flew the flags to purportedly replace the Jalur Gemilang, on the night of the 56th independence celebrations at Dataran Merdeka.

Prior to this, Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Mohmad Salleh had announced the setting up of a team to investigate the incident.