Arrested: Duo who blacked out Chinese characters in Penang road sign

GEORGE TOWN: Police have arrested two men on suspicion of spraying black paint on a road sign that also features Chinese characters.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong said the suspects, in their 30s and 40s, were detained after they turned themselves in at the George Town police headquarters.

"The suspects have been released on police bails after their statements were recorded," he said.

Police would be referring the case to the deputy public prosecution office for further action after completing the investigation, he said.

The two men were recorded on video making remarks against the use of Chinese characters in the Gat Lebuh Armenian road sign as they blacked out the Chinese character with spray paint.

On Monday (Oct 26), Penang Island City Council (MBPP) in a statement, saying it had lodged a police report over the act of vandalism.

It also expressed its disappointment over the matter.

ACP Soffian advised the public to exercise their rights in accordance with the law and the Federal Constitution so as to maintain the racial harmony and the well-being of the country.

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