KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested a cosmetics company founder in connection with a video of him allegedly kissing a young boy on the lips.
Bukit Aman Sexual, Women and Child Investigations Division (D11) principal assistant director Asst Comm Siti Kamsiah Hassan said they received two reports from members of the public who watched the video that had gone viral on social media.
"We have classified the case under Section 14 of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 for allegedly touching a child for sexual purposes.
"The suspect was arrested Tuesday (Feb 16) and has been released after his statement was recorded," she said when contacted on Wednesday (Feb 17).
A eight-second video showing a man kissing a boy on the lips had gone viral on social media.
In the video, the man is seen sitting on a mat with the boy and claiming that the boy was his foster brother before kissing him on the lips.
The man was later revealed to be the founder of a cosmetics company who had uploaded several videos to his TikTok account.
Further checks later revealed that the TikTok account has since been deactivated.