BAGAN SERAI – Perak police have urge members of the public who have information on two banners containing insulting and abusive words, put up in Ipoh, on Sunday, to come forward to help with investigations.
Perak acting police chief Datuk Goh Boon Keng said, to date, no witness had came forward and no statement had been recorded from any individual on the incident.
“As of now, we are still investigating and there is no development yet. As such, we really hope that members of the public with information on the incident can come forward.
“We urge members of the public to channel their grouses (feelings of resentment) using the right channel, do not damage public property and put up banners (containing abusive words), it is not our culture,” he told reporters after a working visit to the Kerian district, here, today.
On Monday, Ipoh district police chief, ACP A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said two enquiry papers (KEP) had been opened to investigate the incidents.
A day earlier, a banner containing abusive words was hung at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital’s pedestrian bridge.
Another banner, also with insulting words, “rakyat jaga rakyat, menteri jaga poket” (people take care of people, ministers take care of their pockets) was found hung at the Perak Stadium food court, on the same day.
The two banners had since gone viral on social media.
MEANWHILE, in Johore Bahru, Johor police were investigating banners with harsh and insulting words which were hung at three locations in the city, today as viraled in the social media.
Johor Bahru Selatan district police chief ACP Mohd Padzli Mohd Zain said police received public information on the banners hung at the pedestrian bridge in Sungai Chat, Danga Bay and in front of the Crystal Crown Hotel, here, today at 7 am.
“A check by the police in the areas concerned found three banners with words that can bring shame with the intention of disrupting the peace in the state. Police then took down the banners.
“The cases are being investigated under Section 504 of the Penal Code. Anyone found guilty is liable to a two-year jail or fine or both if found guilty,” he said in a statement, here, today.
According to Mohd Padzli, no arrest was made to date but he urged those with information on the cases to contact the police at 07-2182323 to help in investigation.