Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Association chief Mohd Ali Baharom has been detained for allegedly inciting the brawl and violence at Plaza Low Yat.

Also known as Ali Tinju, he was arrested under the Sedition Act, Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad told The Malaysian Insider.

In 2011, Ali Tinju had organised 'butt exercise' outside former Bersih chairperson Datuk S. Ambiga's house.

Police have arrested 19 people in connection to the Plaza Low Yat incident.

They are now looking for controversial blogger, PapGomo. The blogger had allegedly posted a photo of a bloodied victim of a robbery in Shah Alam and linked it to the Low Yat brawl.

In a civil suit in 2013, the courts had identified blogger Papa Gomo as Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris.

The violence over the weekend began after a 22-year-old youth was detained by the plaza management for allegedly trying to steal a smartphone. The suspect was later handed over to the police and his accomplice was believed to have instigated his friends to run riot.

Shahrul Anuar Abdul Aziz today pleaded not guilty to stealing smartphone at the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate Court, Jalan Duta.

The unemployed suspect was released on a RM3,000 bail.