"Rotan Abah Kau!" - Vulgar Banners Criticising The Government Have Now Appeared In JB
Following the incident in Ipoh, three more banners criticising the government have now appeared in Johor Bahru
On Wednesday, 7 October, Johor Bahru South district police headquarters issued a statement regarding the discovery of three banners with words that could "embarrass and shatter the peace in Johor".
The banners were found around the city at pedestrian bridges in Sungai Chat, Danga Bay, and Crystal Crown.
'Rotan abah kau' (Cane your father) was written on one of the banners in allusion to Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's recent live address
The Prime Minister ended his speech on Tuesday, 6 October by saying that he would 'cane' those who violate COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) implemented by the government.
The case is currently being investigated under Section 504 of the Penal Code for intentional insult aimed at provoking a breach of the peace
Johor Bahru South police chief ACP Mohd Padzli Mohd Zain told Malay Mail that authorities have removed the banners.
He also noted that there have been no arrests in connection with the banners and those with information regarding the case are urged to contact the Johor Bahru South district police headquarters at +607-2182323.
Police have also opened enquiry papers (KEP) for a preliminary investigation into the banners in Ipoh: