Two women are believed to have defaced the murals featuring Malaysian leaders in Shah Alam on Monday morning, 20 July
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the alley in Taman Cahaya Alam, Section U12 where the murals were painted, has revealed two suspects involved in the defacement of the artwork created by a local artist.
The footage went viral on social media on Monday and, according to The Star, was confirmed as authentic by Shah Alam police chief Assistant Commissioner Baharudin Mat Taib.
He said the recording belonged to a CCTV camera of a nearby shop.
The video, which lasted just over two minutes, first shows a car stopping at the end of the alley where the murals were
Two people then emerge from the shadows and are seen walking toward the giant portraits.
Although the footage is dark, the vandals can easily be seen as they were wearing light-coloured clothing and both appeared to have long hair - with one having theirs tied up in a ponytail.
Baharudin said the two suspects are believed to be women.
In the video, the pair can then be seen defacing the portraits with spray paint before walking back towards the car.
The police said they have started investigations into the case and are currently looking for the suspects
According to Malay Mail, Shah Alam police chief Baharudin said the incident is being investigated under Section 504/427 of the Penal Code for committing mischief and provoking peace through intentional insult.
If found guilty, the accused will face a prison sentence of no less than one year and no more than five, a fine, or both penalties.
Baharudin also urged those with more information about the incident to contact Assistant Superintendent Yong Meng Heng at +6019-5753399 or head to their nearest police station.