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KUANTAN: Police detained a group of 31 people who had gathered in front of Wisma Sri Pahang here today after they refused to abide by the police order to disperse.
Kuantan district police chief ACP Mohd Jasmani Yusoff said the group, believed from Cameron Highlands, had come here to meet Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob, who was not in the office, over some land matters.
"As a show of protest, they gathered in front of the entrance to Wisma Sri Pahang at 10.45am before the Menteri Besar's private secretary came and brought 14 of them to the office to discuss the matter," he told reporters here.
However, he said the group refused to leave the premises when the meeting ended about noon and even after a second meeting with three of their representatives later.
Mohd Jasmani said police were forced to act when the group started to set up camps and put up banners in the area.
Those arrested comprised 13 men and 12 women, aged between 30 and 50, and six children between the age of four and 16.
"One of those detained was identified as K. Uttaya, 23, who is wanted by the police for a drug-related offence," he added.
He said those detained were taken to the Kuantan police station. -- BERNAMA