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9 ARRESTED IN LENGKOK BAHRU FIGHT, YOUNGEST AT 13 Y.O, VICTIM IS 15 Y.O

According to the Police media release, 1 adult male and 8 male teenagers between the ages of 13 and 24 have been arrested.

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It is believed that they are involved in the riot that occurred at Lengkok Bharu.

Dangerous Weapon

The nine were suspected of being involved in rioting while equipped with a lethal weapon.

A video of the incident was uploaded prior to the incident and it shows a group of men wearing black or dark colours escaping the scene after attacking the victim.

A karambit knife and other weapons recovered from the assailants were also seized as a case exhibit. 

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Here is what the Police said:

Preliminary investigations revealed that a 15-year-old male victim was allegedly assaulted by a group of assailants armed with knives, over a prior dispute.

All 9 of the assailants has been charged in court for rioting with a deadly weapon.

Penalties:

Rioting armed with a deadly weapon under Section 148 of the Penal Code. The offence carries a jail term of up to ten years and caning.

According to Chapter 321 of the Penal Code, anyone who performs an act that causes hurt to a person is guilty of Voluntarily Causing Hurt.

Upon conviction, offenders could face a jail term of up to 3 years and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

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According to Chapter 224 of the Penal Code, anyone who disturbs public peace by fighting in public is guilty of committing an affray.

Upon conviction, offenders could face a jail term of up to one year and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

The video of the incident can be viewed at the following link:

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