National Day: At least four drones shot down around Dataran Merdeka, say cops
KUALA LUMPUR: Police here have brought down at least four drones that were flown illegally during the National Day 2022 celebrations in Dataran Merdeka on Wednesday (Aug 31).
Bukit Aman Air Operation (PGU) Drone Unit officer Insp Muhammad Faiz Shahabudin said the drone owners would be investigated and action will be taken against them.
“We’re here today to ensure that no private drones were flown around the event area.
"Any drones flown without a permit will be shot down and action taken against (their owners) by the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM),” he told The Star.
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Insp Muhammad Faiz added that four personnel from the unit were stationed at the venue where numerous dignitaries, including Their Majesties the King and Queen, were attending the National Day parade.
On Monday (Aug 29), CAAM said the move to ban drones was to avoid any untoward incidents that would involve public safety or increase the risk of accidents involving Royal Malaysian Air Force aircraft flying in low formation in the area.
Themed “Keluarga Malaysia Teguh Bersama”, the National Day celebrations returned on ground at Dataran Merdeka after a two-year hiatus.