Storekeeper arrested for allegedly disrupting talk at surau

KUALA LUMPUR: The police have arrested a storekeeper for disrupting a preacher who was giving a talk at a surau in Ampang Campuran here.

Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak said the incident occurred at around 7.06am on Sunday (Aug 7).

"We received a report from the surau committee chairman that a man barged into the surau as a preacher was giving his talk and grabbed the microphone from him, saying it was too loud," he said.

ACP Mohamad Farouk said in a statement on Tuesday (Aug 9) that some people in the surau urged the man to leave and he did so shortly after.

"Based on our investigations, we arrested a 34-year-old storekeeper at Jalan Ikan Emas Mesra here at around 7pm on Monday (Aug 8).

"The suspect has a criminal record for drugs and criminal intimidation," he said, adding that the suspect has been remanded for four days.

ACP Mohamad Farouk warned the public against committing any acts which could threaten public order and peace.

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