Cops probe viral video of teens acting recklessly in moving vehicle


IPOH: Police are investigating an incident in which three teenagers were caught on video sticking their heads through the sunroof of a moving vehicle.

Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Hassan said they have already identified the driver and passengers, and the case is being investigated under Section 336 of the Penal Code for endangering the lives or safety of others and also Section 31(1)(A) of the Child Act for exposing children to ways that could cause physical injuries.

"The three children are aged 13 to 16.

"At the time, their mother was also in the car which was driven by a relative," he said in a statement on Friday (March 3).

"The incident occurred along Jalan Sultan Idris Shah here at about 10.40pm on Wednesday (March 1)," he said, adding that district police had received a report on the incident.

ACP Yahaya said police came across two video clips of the incident on Facebook on Thursday (March 2).

"The clips showed three individuals doing dangerous actions by putting their heads out of the moving multi-purpose vehicle (MPV)," he said, adding that the clips had gone viral on social media.

ACP Yahaya said police are also trying to locate the person who recorded the incident.

"We urge the person to contact senior investigating officer Asst Supt Yap Siew Cheng at 012-909 3362 to help with the investigation.

"We would also like to advise people, especially parents and guardians, not to let their children act in such a dangerous way that could lead to untoward incidents," he said.

On March 24 last year, a 1min 3sec video clip of three children, including two girls in school uniform, leaning out of the windows of a moving car along Jalan Tambun here went viral.

The 37-year-old father, an insurance agent, was later charged for exposing his children to danger at the Sessions Court on March 31 last year. He claimed trial.

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