Eight released on police bail over signboard stunt


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  • Monday, 02 Jan 2017

Images showing a group of people climbing the 20m-high "IPOH" signboard went viral on social media over the past few days.

IPOH: Eight people were released on bail Monday after allegedly climbing the iconic "IPOH" signboard at Jalan Kuala Kangsar here.

Ipoh police chief ACP Sum Chang Keong said the five men and three women, aged between 20 and 24, had their statements recorded at the Kampung Tawas police station at 10am.

"All of them were detained and released on police bail after having their statements recorded. Police will complete the investigation papers soon," he said in a statement here.

The case was investigated under Section 336 of the Penal Code for committing an act which could endanger their personal safety and that of others.

If found guilty, offenders could be jailed for not more than three months or fined RM500, or both.

On Sunday, police urged all individuals involved in the climb to come forward to assist in investigations.

Images showing a group of people climbing the 20m-high "IPOH" signboard went viral on social media over the past few days.

The video clip also showed them lying in hammocks tied to the poles of the signboard frame.  

Ipoh City Council lodged a police report over the incident at the Ipoh district police headquarters at 12.45am on Sunday. - Bernama

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