Cops wrap up probe into flag fiasco

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have completed investigations into the incident when a distorted Jalur Gemilang with a five-pointed star was electronically displayed at the opening ceremony of a basketball tournament here last month.

Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed said they have referred the investigation papers to the Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) for further action on Tuesday (Dec 10).

"We had taken statements from five witnesses including the complainant, organiser, association executive secretary, company director as well as the IT vendor.

"We also seized equipment used in connection with the case," he said in a statement on Wednesday (Dec 11).

He added that 31 police reports were lodged on the issue and the case was investigated under Section 504 of the Penal Code for intentional insult to provoke a breach of the peace and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for sharing of offensive and menacing content.

Meanwhile, on investigations over the Negaraku sang in Mandarin and Arabic, Comm Huzir said they have taken statements from five witnesses in connection with the cases.

"The National Anthem was sung in Mandarin at SJKC Ma Hwa in Seremban in September while it was sung in Arabic at Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu Empat, Gurun, Kedah," he said.

He added that police have taken statements from the headmaster and the Negri Sembilan Education Department assistant director (complaints/investigations) over the case in Seremban.

"In Kedah, we have taken statements from the headmaster, Kuala Muda district education officer as well as the person who recorded and uploaded the video.

"So far eight police reports have been lodged on the issue," he said adding that police would refer the case to AGC with its recommendations once investigations are completed.

Comm Huzir urged the public to stop speculating on its investigations or spread statements or articles on the issue on social media.

"This could destabilise the harmony and public order of the country.

"Also be reminded that action can be taken using Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998," he said adding that police would not hesitate to take action against anyone found intentionally sensationalising these issues.

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