Police probing funeral procession in Ipoh that had helicopter and horses


IPOH: Police are investigating a funeral procession which involved a helicopter and horses held here on Saturday (Nov 27), believed to be for the owner of an Indian traditional costume shop here.

Perak police chief Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said a report had been lodged and investigations are being carried out to determine if there were any breach of regulations, including whether a permit had been obtained by the organiser.

"Processions or parades are not allowed according to the standard operating procedures set by the National Security Council (NSC), especially funeral processions.

"The police will also check whether they have obtained permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) to use the helicopter," he told a press conference at the launch of the Perak Police Contingent's Special Crime Prevention Operation which ended at about 3am Sunday (Nov 28).

He said appropriate action would be taken based on the report received by the police.

Footage of the procession had also gone viral on social media.

The videos show the helicopter flying at rooftop level, scattering flower petals as it accompanies the procession, where horses can also be seen.

On the operation, Mior Faridalathrash said it was held following complaints over reoccurring crime in residential and business areas.

He said roadblocks would also be mounted as well as crime prevention patrols and checks at entertainment outlets, restaurants and other business premises to ensure compliance with stipulated standard operating procedures. – Bernama

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