Explosion heard in video during altercation caused by fireworks, not gunfire, says Padawan OCPD


KUCHING: The sound of an explosion in a viral video during an altercation between siblings in Jalan Batu Kawa-Matang here recently was not caused by gunfire but from firecrackers.

Padawan OCPD, Supt Abang Zainal Abidin Abang Ahmad confirmed this.

"From investigations and witness statements, it's confirmed that the explosion sound was from firecrackers lit by those involved in the altercation.

"The public is advised against making any baseless speculations as it could disrupt public order and interfere with police investigations," he said in a statement here on Saturday (Feb 24).

On Friday (Feb 23), Supt Abang Zainal Abidin was reported to have said that his team received a police report from a complainant in their 30s regarding the altercation on Thursday (Feb 22).

He added that the case was being investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code, for rioting, punishable by imprisonment, fine, or both.

"Some suspects have been identified, and Op Cantas has been launched to apprehend all suspects involved," he added. - Bernama

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