The police force of Ipoh has launched an investigation to probe into a recreational activity which purportedly took place at Bukit Bangkong in Tanah Hitam, Chemor.
According to the Ipoh District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Yahaya Hassan, the recording of the activity was uploaded on Instagram by user “ikajaferi” on August 15.
“Since then, the video had gone viral when it was shared on Twitter and other social media platforms.
“It depicted individuals engaging in group activities without physical distancing and it was an obvious breach of SOPs during the ongoing Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) in Perak.
“As such, a police report was made and the case is being investigated under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588).
“The police views the contents of the video seriously and thus, would like to advise members of the public to always adhere to SOPs by the National Security Council (MKN) to prevent COVID-19 transmission among the community.
“Compounds will be issued on individuals who fail to do so,” he explained in a statement dated today (August 17).
Yahaya added, any information regarding SOP non-compliance may be forwarded to the District Control Centre of the Ipoh District Police Headquarters (IPD) at 05 254 2222 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Informant’s identity will remain confidential,” he mentioned.