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Public barred from certain areas in Bukit Bintang

KUALA LUMPUR: Several areas in Bukit Bintang are off-limit for members of the public, despite normalcy returning following an early morning fracas today.

City police chief Datuk Tajuddin Md Isa said police have been placed at the area to monitor the situation and ensure no untoward incidents takes place.

“We will continue monitoring the area and policemen are placed there to avoid any untoward incidents,” he said, adding that the situation is back to normal now.

Tajuddin said the affected areas would be reopened to public once they are satisfied with the level of safety. Earlier, this morning, the Bukit Bintang area was placed in a ‘lock-down’ following a fracas involving some 100 people.

The gathering started peacefully in front of Low Yat Plaza off Jalan Bukit Bintang here to protest an alleged cheating case on Friday.

The gathering then turned violent and saw suspects in the fracas using helmets and other blunt objects in the attack.

At least seven people, including three media practitioners were injured in the incident.

Heavy police presence including Federal Reserve Unit personnel in their full gear, deployed to control the situation there in the city, especially around Bukit Bintang area at about 2am today.

– http://www.nst.com.my/

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