After white, comes black. The Bendera Hitam or black flag campaign was launched by an activist group on Thursday (1 July) and the movement was aimed directly at the Malaysian government, demanding them to fulfill their 3 requests.
The campaign had however gain the attention of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and they had confirmed that they have opened an investigation into the black flag campaign which is circulating on social media over the past few days, according to Kosmo.
Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (JSJ) Bukit Aman, Datuk Seri Abd. Jalil Hassan said that his department is aware of the existence of the campaign and they have open an investigation paper regarding this.
“For your information, an investigation paper on the matter has been opened under Section 4 (1) of the Sedition Act, Section 505 (c) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.” he said.
At the same time, he mention that PDRM has yet to call up any individual to testify. The police officers are still tracking down those involved in the campaign.
At 3 p.m. today (3 June), netizens flooded the social media with black flags in front of their houses, shops, streets to signify their frustration towards the government. This is as requested by the activist to share pictures of the black flag on social media and use the hashtag #Lawan as a sign of support for the campaign.
The black flag campaign was similar to the Bendera Putih or white flag campaign, but the message that Malaysians wanted to convey is different.
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