Surau incident: Those making provocative comments warned

khalid-johor-masjidKUALA LUMPUR: The police will take firm action against any party trying to stir up discord following the commotion which occurred after Friday prayers at Taman Austin Perdana, Johor Bahru yesterday, says Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar.

He said this was because several parties were trying to create an issue out of the incident and making provocative comments on social media.

“Yes, the police will take action against those who are continually making provocative comments over the issue (commotion in Taman Austin Perdana),” he told Bernama today.

The commotion yesterday was believed to have arisen when traffic congestion and obstruction  made it difficult for a car driver to pass. This caused the driver to honk incessantly while Friday prayers were in progress.

The driver’s action led to a group of men believed be the surau congregation rioting and attacking him.

The incident created an uproar among social media users when the video of the incident went viral.