By Balqis Jazimah Zahari
IPOH: Police detected two videos showing three young individuals in a dangerous act of sticking their heads out of a moving multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) in Ipoh which was made viral on social media.
Ipoh District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Yahaya Hassan said, two videos lasting 24 seconds and 9 seconds each were displayed on the Facebook page ‘Malaysia automotive shiftposting’ via the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/252330050013159/permalink /742967914282701/?mibextid=nif5oz.
According to him, in this matter, the police received a report about the incident and the case was investigated under Section 336 of the Penal Code (acts that endanger the life or safety of others) and Section 31(1)(a) of the Children’s Act 2001 (exposing children child in a manner likely to cause physical injury).
“For information, the police have managed to locate the driver and passenger of the MPV vehicle involved in this case.
“The results of the initial investigation found that this incident happened at about 10.40pm yesterday at Jalan Sultan Idris Shah in Ipoh,” he said in a statement here today.
Yahaya said that the three individuals seen sticking their heads out of the vehicle in the video were 16 and 13 years old.
“During the incident, the kids mother was also in the MPV vehicle driven by their relative.
“Now, the police are tracking the individual who recorded the videos to help the investigation,” he said.
He said, therefore, the police asked the person who recorded the video at the time of the incident to contact Pegawai Penyiasat Kanan, ASP Yap Siew Cheng at 012-9093362 to assist the police in further investigation.
“The police also want to advise the public, especially parents or guardians not to allow kids to do acts that may cause harm to avoid any unwanted safety risks,” he said.