Kuala Lumpur: Police today said that videotaping a police investigation or capturing is not a crime, but sharing it may have its consequences and it also affects the confidentiality of the investigation of the matter.
CP Huzir Mohamed, the director of Bukit Aman’s Criminal Investigation Department commented on the matter of Wong Yan Ke -a former student leader of University of Malaya Association of New Youth (UMANY) booked from his home in Petaling Jaya.
He was arrested by police for recording a raid at the house of the current UMANY leader. He recorded and streamed live on his Facebook page.
Huzir said an investigation is ongoing over Wong, as a total of 42 police reports have been lodged against him for his Facebook post, titled, “YDPA should not interfere in national affairs.”
He explained that a report was lodged at the Kajang district police headquarters in Selangor by a whistleblower, following which a raid was conducted by a team of police.
He further stated that under Section 8(2) a police officer of at least the rank of assistant superintendent may enter and search premises with a search warrant.
Adding that Wong was asked to stop his actions, he continued, which led to his arrest under Section 186 of the Penal Code, which covers the offence of obstructing public servants from carrying out their duties.
Who is Wong?
The 23-year-old Wong Yan Ke is a Chinese ethnic, who graduated in civil engineering from the University of Malaya, was the student leader of UMANY. In an interview with Malaysiakini, Wong denied participating in active politics of Malaysia. He said he will continue with his attitude and rise against injustice.