Imam identified in Saturday's riot, faces action
KUALA TERENGGANU, Sep 13 - The Imam of a mosque has landed himself in trouble for participating in Saturday night's riot at Batu Burok here.
The Imam, who is in his late 40s, was caught on police's video and was said to have acted violently during the melee.
His name was released by the police on Thursday.
State Islam Hadhari Development and Welfare committee chairman Datuk Rosol Wahid said the Imam could face disciplinary charges and subsequently risk being fired for his involvement in the riot.
"We will not tolerate this ... he should be the one setting a good example, this is sheer hypocrisy," he said.
Meanwhile, State police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ayub Yaakob said police are in the midst of gathering statements from 22 of the rioters.
A report of its probe will be submitted to Deputy Public Prosecutor.
He said the probe on the riot would be carried out transparently without any prejudice.
"If my men were at fault then they would have to face the consequences," said SAC Ayub, who earlier briefed civil servants at Wisma Darul Iman here on what actually transpired on that day. theStarOnline