Sunday, November 28, 2021

Cops probe funeral procession using helicopter, horses in Ipoh

Cops probe funeral procession using helicopter, horses in Ipoh

Screengrabs from the video show several people on horses accompanying the funeral procession and a helicopter scattering flower petals.

IPOH: Police are investigating a funeral procession that involved a helicopter and individuals on horses here yesterday.

The grand send-off is believed to be the final journey for the owner of the oldest Indian traditional costume shop here.

Perak police chief Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said a police report had been lodged and investigations were being carried out to determine if there was any breach of regulations, including whether a permit had been obtained by the organiser.

“Processions and parades are not allowed according to the standard operating procedures set by the National Security Council (MKN), especially those involving funerals.

“We will also check whether they obtained permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia for the use of the helicopter, ” he told a press conference at the launch of the special crime prevention operation by Perak police which ended at about 3am today.

He said appropriate action would be taken based on the findings of the investigation.

Several footages of the video recording of the procession had gone viral on social media. The clips showed the helicopter flying low and scattering flower petals as it accompanied the funeral procession, with a few individuals on horses.

On the crime prevention operation, Mior Faridalathrash said it was held following public complaints over frequent incidents of criminal activities taking place in residential and business areas.

He said roadblocks would also be mounted, as well as crime prevention patrols and checks at entertainment outlets, restaurants and other business premises conducted to ensure compliance with Covid-19 SOPs.

1 comment:

  1. No less safe than Najib campaigning on person in Malacca.