Seremban police warn of action against those circulating old photo of upside down flag

21 Aug 2019 / 13:24 H.

SEREMBAN: Police are red faced after unscrupulous parties re-circulated on social media an old photo of a Malaysian flag displayed upside down at the district police headquarters here.

Seremban police chief ACP Mohd Said Ibrahim warned today that police can initiate action against those who circulate the photo.

He said that the incident occured three years ago as a result of a “technical fault” and had been resolved.

However, he said the photo has re-surfaced and is being circulated on social media by certain parties.

“I would warn those who are rekindling this matter that action can be taken against them under the Communications and Multimedia Act and other laws as well.”

It is learnt that the incident occured in March 2016 during the Police Day celebrations when a police personnel had mistakenly raised the flag upside down when the national anthem was being sung.

The personnel only realised the flag was upside down when it was halfway up the mast. He tried to lower it quickly on seeing this but was unable to do so when the ropes became tangled. The personnel then decided to raise the flag fully in an attempt to untangle it.

The incident was referred to the police Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) for further action.

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