52 teens charged with joining unlawful assemblies
passenger seat of a car driven by a traffic policeman.
He is heard saying that the police had pulled him over and KLANG: Fifty-two teenagers were charged in the magistrate’s court yesterday with participating in unlawful assemblies intending to cause public unrest in front of four schools here last month.
Nine school dropouts, one college student, as well as 42 students who were charged were aged between 15 and 18 years old.
They allegedly committed the offence in front of SMK Seri Andalas, SMK Raja Mahadi, SMK Simpang Lima and SMK Kampung Jawa in the afternoon of April 20 and 21.
The youths had participated in cake cutting ceremonies, depicted in several videos, and the cakes were decorated with the number “24”.
The proceedings were held in camera as 51 of them were underage. They were charged before Magistrate Nor Asma Ahmad.
Only one of the accused, V.T. Ashwin, from Taman Sentosa, Klang, was tried as an adult.
The others were charged under the Child Act 2001. asked him if he had been drinking. He said he responded by saying that he was a DJ at a club, but he did not drink.
Six of them faced two charges, each for participating in unlawful assemblies at SMK Sri Andalas on April 20 and SMK Kampung Jawa the next day, while the others faced one charge each.
Deputy public prosecutor Syed Farid Syed Ali said three of the accused pleaded guilty while the others claimed trial.
He said Nor Asma set bail of between RM800 and RM1,000 for each accused. She also set July 6 for mention and for sentencing those who pleaded guilty, pending behavioral reports from the Welfare Department.
It was reported that police arrested a total of 53 people following incidents where groups of teenagers created havoc in front of schools.
Two videos of the incidents went viral on social media, showing the teenagers, who police suspected were affiliated to Gang 24 secret society, disrupting peace in front of the schools while they were celebrating an occasion by cutting cake bearing number “24”.
It is learnt that the breathalyser revealed otherwise, so the police took him to the police station.
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