Police probe possible abuse in snake in pool incident


KUALA LUMPUR: Police are investigating an element of suspected abuse involving some members of the Civil Defence Force (APM) who threw snakes into a muddy pool during a team-building camp for a group of school students.

Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said APM members should not have resorted to that as the group comprised students.

“In my opinion, there is an element of abuse because it is not possible to train students like training commandos with pythons.

“Let us first investigate what happened in this incident,” he told reporters after officiating the Samsung Smart Library at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) here today.

Khalid said police wanted the individual who posted a video footage on the incident to contact them to facilitate investigations into errant APM members.

In the incident, 45 pupils of Sekolah Kebangsaan Beluru, Kuala Kangsar, in Perak participated in the self-development training module in the compound of the APM office in Kuala Kangsar.