KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — Police are investigating a video showing a man removing Barisan Nasional (BN) flags in Taman Tun Dr Ismail that was shared online.
City police chief Datuk Mazlan Lazim said three reports were lodged in the area including one by the witness on Saturday.
“The suspect should have informed to Kuala Lumpur City Hall to take action if he was unsatisfied but instead took matters into his own hand,” he said at the City police Contingent Headquarters today.
Political party flags and banners may not yet be installed as the official campaign period for the 14th general election has not begun and is pending the Election Commission’s (EC) announcement of the official nomination and polling dates.
He said police have not made arrests and urged those with further information to contact investigators.
The case is being investigated under Section 427 of the Penal Code for committing mischief and damage of at least RM25,000 in value.
Segambut Umno Youth division chief Ahmad Baidzawi Saleh confirmed in a Harian Metro report today that he lodged a report at TTDI police station around 3pm yesterday.
The 41-second video is believed to have been recorded by a motorist along Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi around 10.30am on Saturday.
In it, a man is shown removing BN flags by the roadside near the TTDI police station when the motorist approached him.
The man then responded with vulgar gestures after realising he was being recorded by the motorist, and continued removing several more flags up the road.