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Car owner arrested for displaying ‘police car’ at Serdang Autoshow

Social NewsCar owner arrested for displaying 'police car' at Serdang Autoshow

The police have seized a Nissan Skyline R32 and arrested the 45-year-old car accessory shop owner for installing police livery and decals on the vehicle.

The supercar was one of the vehicles on display at an Art of Speed Malaysia autoshow held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) during the weekend.

Sepang police chief Assistant Commissioner Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof the vehicle owner was arrested at around 10.30 pm on Saturday (2 July), after a 13-second TikTok video of a public car resembling a police car went viral.


“I can confirm that an investigation is under way after a police report was lodged on the vehicle which looked like a police car. The vehicle is owned by a 45-year-old car accessory shop operator,” he said.

“We have seized the Nissan Skyline R32 car which had the police emblems and livery on it.”

Source: The Star

In addition, he said the police also seized the vehicle’s keys and autoshow entry slip.

Meanwhile, the man had been released on police bail after his statement was recorded.

Wan Kamarul said the case is being investigated under Section 89 of the Police Act for owning items which were supplied to the police in dispensing their duties.

Apart from vehicles, Section 89 also state that any person found in possession of a medal, decoration, badge, or device used to indicate that a person is a member of the police force without lawful authority can be found guilty under the Act.

In addition, anyone who was found unlawfully using any uniform of the police force or having the appearance of or bearing the distinctive marks on such uniform shall be guilty of an offence under this Act.

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