Police identify organizer, public involved in ‘dance’ event

Police identify organizer, public involved in ‘dance’ event

BATU PAHAT: Police have identified the organizers and members of the public involved in the ‘joget’ incident involving the organization of a concert in Ayer Hitam, recently.

Batu Pahat District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Ismail Dollah said, several individuals consisting of members of the public have been recorded conversations regarding the incident.

He further explained that the organizer of the concert was a government ministry, and would be called in to assist in the investigation in the near future.

“It is a government event, (and) government events do not need a police permit.

“However, the ministry has informed the police and we have made the control on that day.

“Several people (members of the public) have been called for action by the police,” he told reporters at the Early Voting Center at the Batu Pahat District Headquarters (IPD) here on Tuesday.

Earlier, a video recording lasting more than 20 minutes showed a group of individuals dancing without physical imprisonment at a concert in Ayer Hitam, here.

Commenting further, Ismail said the case was investigated under Regulation 16, Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342).

Apart from the report on the incident, Ismail said his party also received another report involving the organization of talks in Senggarang which exceeded the set limit.

In the same development, Ismail, who finished carrying out his responsibilities for the early voting for the Johor State Election (PRN), informed that a total of 671 officers and police personnel in the entire Batu Pahat district were involved today at nine police station locations.

Of the total, a total of 16 officers and police personnel at the Batu Pahat IPD could not vote because they were infected with COVID-19 and were undergoing quarantine.

Similarly, out of 631 (IPD Batu Pahat), a total of 61 people have moved out of the contingent and outer districts.
“Some of them will probably (go out to vote) and if there are no obstacles, they will reach 90 percent of the police vote today,” he added.

Batu Pahat IPD is under the Penggaram State Assembly (DUN).

PRN Johor this time the Penggaram state seat saw a four -cornered contest involving Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate, Ter Hwa Kong; Sia Wee Yet (National Alliance), Gan Peck Cheng (Pakatan Harapan) and Zahari Osman (Independent).

source – Hasimi Muhamad


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