Cops warn against further unrest following mosque incident

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  • Friday, 05 May 2017

PETALING JAYA: Johor police have issued a warning to the public not to cause further unrest following an altercation that took place in front of a mosque in Austin Perdana, Johor Baru on Friday.

In a statement, state criminal investigation department chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Kamarulzaman Mamat said all parties involved in the incident, including the mosque committee, were brought to the police station where a meeting was held.

He said it was agreed that the matter was now in the hands of the police and they did not want any interference or speculation from the public.

"We also urge the public not to make this incident viral. The police will do their best and carry out a fair and transparent investigation.

"We will also take strict action against anyone who attempts to use this incident to cause public unrest or interrupt ongoing investigations," he said, adding that Malaysians who live in a multi-racial society must be more tolerant.

Earlier on Friday, two videos of the incident went viral.

The incident is said to have sparked when a man driving a white car honked repeatedly outside a mosque during prayer time because his car was blocked by vehicles parked on both sides of the road.

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