Mural vandals caught in the act in viral video, duo sought by cops (updated)


  • Nation
  • Monday, 20 Jul 2020

Screen grab image from the CCTV.

PETALING JAYA: The suspects who defaced the murals in Shah Alam dedicated to the nation's leaders could soon be found following video footage that has gone viral on social media.

The footage, which lasted more than two minutes, showed a car had stopped at an alley where the murals were painted.

Two people were seen walking towards the walls where the portraits were painted.

The individuals are believed to have defaced the portraits before leaving.

Police have started investigations into the case after a report was lodged on the incident.

Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Baharudin Mat Taib confirmed the authenticity of the video.

He said the two individuals, believed to be women, were detected from the closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera recording of a nearby shop.

"We are locating these individuals," he said.

He said the incident would be investigated for committing mischief and provoking the peace through intentional insult under the Penal Code.

On Monday (July 20), the murals that adorned the walls at Taman Cahaya Alam in Section U12 were found sprayed with red paint.

The murals featured portraits of the King Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

The murals were painted to honour their leadership in combating the Covid-19 pandemic.

It was painted by artists Muhammad Suhaimi, 27, who had conceptualised the project and implemented it with the help of his friends Muhamad Firdaus Nordin, 26, and Abdul Hadi Ramli, 27.

VIDEO PILIHAN: POLIS BURU DUA INDIVIDU CONTENG MURAL PEMIMPIN Kuala Lumpur, 20 Julai 2020 - Rakaman kamera litar tertutup (CCTV) memaparkan dua individu dipercayai wanita menconteng mural gergasi memaparkan imej pemimpin negara di Seksyen U12, Shah Alam, menjadi viral sejak tengah hari Isnin. Rakaman video berdurasi dua minit 20 saat itu memaparkan sebuah kereta diletakkan di sebelah lorong lukisan mural berkenaan sebelum kelibat dua individu itu muncul melakukan vandalisme. Mereka dipercayai menconteng kata-kata kesat terhadap gambar pemimpin negara termasuk Yang di-Pertuan Agong sebelum beredar. Sementara itu, Ketua Polis Daerah Shah Alam, ACP Tuan Baharudin Mat Taib dalam satu kenyataan berkata, pihaknya sedang menjalankan siasatan untuk memburu individu yang bertanggungjawab. "Laporan polis dibuat oleh Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA) pada 11.53 pagi di Balai Polis Seksyen 6 dan kes disiasat mengikut Seksyen 504/427 Kanun Keseksaan. "Pihak MBSA juga bertindak membersih dan mengecat semula dinding berkenaan," katanya. Beliau juga meminta orang awam yang mempunyai sebarang maklumat supaya menyalurkan kepada ASP Yong Meng Heng di talian 019-5753399 atau balai berhampiran. Sumber: Astro Awani dan Syaril Said #StayHome #BeSafe #Pray4Malaysia HELP BREAK THE COVID-19 CHAIN http://www.astroawani.com/berita-malaysia/dua-individu-dipercayai-conteng-mural-pemimpin-negara-diburu-252014

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