Cops probe 2 ‘insulting’ banners on Covid-19 put up in Ipoh

A photo of one of the banners shared through WhatsApp yesterday.

IPOH: Police have started an investigation into two “insulting” banners related to Covid-19 put up at two locations here yesterday.

Ipoh police chief A Asmadi Abdul Aziz said they were informed of the first banner, which used an obscene four-letter word, hung from the Raja Permaisuri Bainun pedestrian bridge here at 9pm.

He said policemen went to the scene but did not find the banner.

“However, after searching the area, they found a white banner with insulting words written in red and black in a rubbish bin at the bus stop on Jalan Raja Ashman Shah, heading to Angsana Mall,” he said in a statement today.

Asmadi said the team was informed about the second banner with the words “Rakyat jaga rakyat, menteri jaga poket” (“People look after people, ministers look after their pockets”), allegedly hung at the Perak Stadium food court just after midnight.

“When police arrived at the location, there was no banner. The search around the area resulted in no such banner being found.”

He said there were no closed-circuit television cameras at both areas and no witness had come forward.