Cops tracking down four for allegedly mocking the disabled on social media

KUALA LUMPUR: The police are tracking down two women and two men believed to be involved in two separate videos mocking persons with disabilities (PWD), which had gone viral on social media on Thursday (Dec 9).

Sentul OCPD Asst Comm Beh Eng Lai said this was done following a police report lodged over their actions in the video, which were also said to have abused PWD facilities.

He said the first video uploaded featured two men posing as PWDs, who allegedly took advantage of a car park facility for PWD at a shopping mall in the capital.

"They were also found to have pretended they were disabled after parking their vehicle at the parking lot there.

"Another video shows two women abusing PWD toilets at a petrol station. They also acted as if they were physically disabled," he said in a statement Thursday.

ACP Beh said the complainant who lodged the police report felt that all the individuals had clearly insulted the disabled in the country, and without any guilt, used the target group as material to attract viewers on social media.

He said the case was classified under Section 504 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for intentional insult and misusing social media facilities.

Earlier Thursday, OKU Sentral president Senator Datuk Ras Adiba Radzi had lodged a police report against several individuals who misused the facilities reserved for the disabled.

She arrived at the Brickfields district police headquarters, here at about 1.20pm Thursday and left over an hour later after filing the report. - Bernama

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