This is the second year that Malaysians aren't allowed to travel interstate for Hari Raya celebrations in an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Some have even tried their luck by giving ridiculous excuses like wanting to send over kuih raya or baju raya to their families at their kampung...
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An elderly man has been arrested in Petaling Jaya, Selangor for impersonating a former ACP with a “Datuk” title when applying for police permission to travel interstate.
Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Mohamad Fakhruddin Abdul Hamid said the 65-year-old man was arrested at the district police headquarters at 9 pm on Saturday (May 8th).
The man even showed a photo of him in full police uniform on his phone as “proof” when making the application for interstate travel.
In a statement, the police chief said, “When asked by police, he failed to produce documentary evidence to back his claim of being a former senior police officer.”
SIARAN MEDIA ACP MOHAMAD FAKHRUDIN BIN ABDUL HAMID KETUA POLIS DAERAH PETALING JAYA MENYAMAR SEBAGAI PENJAWAT AWAM BAGI MENDAPATKAN KELULUSAN PERMIT RENTAS NEGERI
Posted by Polis Daerah Petaling Jaya on Saturday, May 8, 2021
The man has been remanded for a day for investigations under Section 170 of the Penal Code for impersonating a public servant.
Guys, this is not the time for us to go jalan-jalan balik kampung, okay? Stay at home and let’s work together to flatten the curve!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat