The police are now investigating a procession that involved a helicopter and people on horses that was held in Ipoh town yesterday (27 November), believed to be for the funeral of the owner of the oldest Indian traditional costume shop here.
The Perak police chief Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the police had received a report regarding the incident and investigations will be carried out to determine if there was any breach of regulations, including whether a permit had been obtained by the organiser.
“Processions or parades are not allowed according to the standard operating procedures set by the National Security Council (NSC), especially for funerals.”
“Police will also check whether they have obtained permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia for the use of the helicopter.” he said in a press conference, Bernama reported.
Mior Faridalathrash said appropriate action will be taken based on the report received by the police on the incident.
Meanwhile, several video of the procession have gone viral on social media. The videos showed the helicopter flying low and scattering flower petals as accompanied a few individuals on horses to send the deceased on his final journey.
Commenting on the operation, Mior Faridalathrash said it was held following public complaints over the occurrence of criminal cases in residential and business areas.
He added that roadblocks will be mounted, as well as crime prevention patrols and checks at entertainment outlets, restaurants and other business premises to ensure compliance with stipulated standard operating procedures.