IPOH: A pasar malam trader and plumber were picked up by police on Saturday for their alleged involvement in last month's Bersih 3.0 rally.
Perak police chief Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan said the men, aged 43 and 52, were detained in Tambun and Klebang and were handed to Kuala Lumpur police.
"They were detained after their pictures were published in the media," he told reporters yesterday. Police also detained a wanted criminal and three others believed to be involved in an attempted assault on a patient in a private hospital on May 8.
Mohd Shukri said police had been tracking down the suspect for a while and believed several robberies and fight cases had been solved with his arrest. The other three had previous convictions, including for drug offences.
In the incident, a group of eight to 12 men tried to assault the patient being warded at the hospital for injuries sustained in a fight at an entertainment outlet the previous night. The patient fled and jumped from the balcony of the ward at about 7.20am.
Police subsequently detained six men on May 10 to facilitate investigations.
Two were later released.
In another case, police arrested a 34-year-old night market trader from Grik, Kedah, following a high-speed chase in Manjung on May 11.
Mohd Shukri said the man was earlier seen acting suspiciously on a motorcycle at a petrol kiosk in Jalan Ipoh-Lumut which led to a five-km chase that ended after the suspect skidded and fell on the road in Section 4, Manjung Point, Seri Manjung.
Police found a bag with a semi-automatic Colt Llama pistol, a magazine, bullets and four handphones.