About a minute-and-a-half-long video has gone viral. It shows a group of men arguing with policemen at Slim River Toll Plaza in Perak, Ipoh.
According to Muallim district police Supt Sulizmie Affendy Sulaiman, the incident happened at about 3.30am Friday morning, 16 October, when police received a report from members of the public about a group of men who were causing a ruckus by the roadside near the toll plaza in Tanjung Malim.
"Upon arriving at the scene, the police team instructed the four men, aged 25 to 41, who were outside their car which was parked by the side of the road, to cut the racket and move off," Supt Sulizmie said.
However, instead of complying with the police team's order, two of the men from the group became disruptive and started pushing and shoving the policemen while shouting expletives.
One of the four men, all of whom were drunk and blasting loud music from their car in the wee hours of Friday by the roadside, then started recording a video while trying to make provocations.
Two of the men were warned to stay away from the policemen but they ignored the warning and kept coming at one of the policemen
At which point, one of the policemen removed his gun from the holster and held it on the side while instructing the two men, one of whom was making the video, to stay away from him.
However, one of the men kept waving his hand, in which he held a lit cigarette, in front of the policeman. The man then grabs his vest, prompting the policeman to react by jerking his hand away.
Following which, the policemen at the scene were forced to detain all four of them.
Supt Sulizmie Affendy said that the four men were arrested under Section 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing civil servants in the line of duty. They have been remanded until Sunday, 18 October.
He said one of the four men had been arrested in the past for offences under Section 6(1) and Section 4B(a) of the Open Gambling House Act 1953 and Section 147 of the Penal Code, Bernama reported.
"They are being remanded for three days until 18 October to facilitate investigations. If convicted, they could face a maximum two years in jail or fine up to RM10,000 or both," he added.
In an unrelated incident, a man, who crashed into two cars in Cheras, attacked a fireman who was trying to douse his car that caught on fire: