The police are tracking down two women and two men believed to be involved in two separate videos mocking Persons with Disabilities (OKU), which have gone viral on social media since yesterday (9 Dec).
According to Malay Mail, Sentul District Police chief ACP Beh Eng Lai confirmed that a police report has been made against the two said videos.
In a press release, Beh said that preliminary investigation revealed that all the individuals involved in the videos had misused facilities designated for the OKU community and actively discriminated against them.
“The first video was taken by two men who pretended to be disabled and made fun of the OKU car parking lot at Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur. They were also found to have discriminated against the OKU community by acting like them after successfully parking their vehicle in a OKU parking lot and also used rude and impolite language.
“The second video involved two women who were caught abusing an OKU public toilet at a petrol station and pretended to be physically disabled while making ape-like sounds,” he said.
Beh said the complainant who lodged the police report felt that all the individuals had clearly insulted the disabled in the country, and without any guilt, used the target group as material to attract viewers on social media.
He said the case was classified under Section 504 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for intentional insult and misusing social media facilities.
It comes with a two year imprisonment, a fine, or both if convicted.
ICYMI, OKU Sentral President Senator Datuk Ras Adiba Radzi lodged a police report against these individuals who misused the facilities reserved for the disabled.
She added this was regardless of the fact that those involved had publicly apologised.