Police On The Hunt For Culprits Behind Hidden Camera In H&M Fitting Room
Police are investigating the viral matter of a hidden camera being set up in the fitting room of a popular fashion retail chain in Malaysia
According to The Star, Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Noor Dellhan Yahaya said they are investigating the matter following a report lodged by H&M Malaysia.
He said the security manager of the outlet in Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, made a report on Monday afternoon, 9 January, after seeing an incriminating video being circulated on WhatsApp.
"An 11-second video from the hidden camera was uploaded to Twitter," Noor Dellhan said in a statement yesterday, 11 January.
Earlier, a Twitter user had also alleged that bad actors were selling videos of individuals changing in fitting rooms on the Internet
The user alleged that a victim had also reached out to them saying that she was one of the people in the video, and claimed that the footage was most likely taken while she was in a fitting room at H&M.
The incident has since sparked concern about safety and privacy.
Noor Dellhan said they have sent personnel to investigate the outlet that was allegedly involved but did not find any cameras
"We sent our personnel there to investigate and could not find the camera. We believe it happened at another location," he said.
"But I want to assure the public that we are taking this matter seriously and will conduct a thorough investigation to bring those responsible to justice."
The case has been classified under Section 509 of the Penal Code for intentionally insulting the modesty of a woman.
H&M Malaysia told SAYS that they have also carried out an inspection of all fitting rooms in all outlets: