Kuala Lumpur: Universiti Malaya Association of New Youth (UMANY) ex-president Wong Yan Ke will be charged for allegedly disobeying a police officer.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Fadzil Ahmat confirmed the case involved a suspect who had prevented a civil servant from carrying out his duties during an investigation.
Adding that he will be charged at Petaling Jaya Court under Section 188 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum six-month jail sentence or a fine of up to RM2,000.
Wong confirmed the news in a Facebook post. He was arrested last Saturday for obstructing police from carrying out their duties and from filming the incident.
He explained that he did it to protect his junior from being harmed by the police.
In a Facebook post, Wong wrote: “Many malicious netizens, the police and state machinery have launched a witch-hunt on a scale never seen before with a clear intention to destroy the students’ future. Despite the fact that the students were engaging in constructive academic discussion, they had never stopped.”