Mat Rempit riot lighting flare Kerajaan Gagal banner Parit Raja Batu Pahat

By Ernalisa Othman

BATU PAHAT – A 21-year-old man was arrested by the Johor Police to assist into an investigation following the riot, lighting flare and raising Kerajaan Gagal (Failed Government) banner that went viral early this morning.

The Batu Pahat District Police Chief, ACP Ismail Dollah who verified the arrest said that the police received several calls since 12.00 am until 1.00 am this morning reporting about the Mat Rempit activities in the Parit Raja area.

“Early police investigation found that the incident took place in Parit Raja and it is believed that the banner raised during the assembly was the same banner hung at the pedestrian bridge.

“As of now, the police had arrested one man who is believed could assist the police in the investigation,” he said when contacted by MalaysiaGazette today.

Ismail said, at 11.04 am, the Batu Pahat District Police Headquarters (IPD) received information from the public through a phone call stating that a Kerajaan Gagal banner was spotted at the pedestrian bridge at Jalan Parit Raja heading towards Ayer Hitam, Batu Pahat.

Following that, several personnel from the Parit Raja Police Station had visited the location and found that the banner has been taken off by civilians.

Mat Rempit riot lighting flare Kerajaan Gagal banner Parit Raja Batu Pahat

“On the same day, at about 7.36 pm, another police report was receive, where, the complainant said that he was affected by a video recording on an assembly he saw on the social media, with the lighting of flare and the event of raising banner with the wordings Kerajaan Gagal.

“The complainant also found that the assembly did not comply with the SOP determined by the government,” he said.

The police will also track the remaining individuals involved to assist in the investigation.

According to Ismail, prevention and enforcement will be enhanced in Batu Pahat, especially in Parit Raja.

The case is investigated under Section 144 and Section 269 of the Penal Code and Section 8 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883.

People with information on the event may contact the Parit Raja Police Station at 07-4541222 or the Batu Pahat IPD at 07-4363300. – MalaysiaGazette