Police investigating viral video of man removing BN flags in TTDI

  • Nation
  • Monday, 09 Apr 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are investigating reports involving a viral video of a man removing Barisan Nasional flags and throwing them to the ground.

City police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said they have received three reports over the incident.

"The case occurred on Sunday along Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi in Taman Tun Dr Ismail.

"Reports were lodged by the person who took the video, the person who put up the flags as well as an Umno Youth representative," he told reporters at the police headquarters here on Monday (April 9).

He urged anyone with information on the man in the video to come forward.

"We are investigating the case under Section 427 of the Penal Code for committing mischief and damage," he said.

Comm Mazlan said that any alleged offence for putting up political party flags before an election campaign period fell under the jurisdiction of Kuala Lumpur City Hall.

He added that permission from local councils was needed before putting up any flags.

In the 41-second video, the man, who appears agitated, is seen removing Barisan flags and throwing them to the ground.

The man also swears and flashes a rude hand gesture to the person taking the video before continuing to remove the flags.

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