KUALA LUMPUR: The move by police to publish photographs of Bersih protesters in the media and their official Facebook page is paying off.
City police were deluged with SMS and emails tipping the authorities on the whereabouts of the rioters, said its chief, Datuk Mohmad Salleh.
"We have received 15 new leads and are working on them. The public's cooperation was evident after we released photographs of 116 rioters since May 3.
"We urge those who have information, or those who were involved in the rally, to come forward and help in our investigations," he said at the 104th Police Day celebration in Brickfields yesterday.
Mohmad, however, refused to reveal details on the latest information but said police appreciated the public's help to trace the rioters.
"We have identified all the individuals and we have their addresses. We will track them down if they refuse to surrender."
He urged the public who recognised any of the suspects to inform the nearest police station or contact Assistant Superintendent Azmi Aziz at 019-260 2344 or 019-387 2344.
Photographs of the rioters, which were taken by police cameramen and the media, can be accessed on the police Facebook page.