The emergence of a viral video clip depicting a group of people singing ‘Negaraku’ while the Jalur Gemilang and the Israeli flag are raised has prompted the authorities to launch an inquiry.
The inquiry was conducted, according to Petaling Jaya deputy police chief Superintendent Ku Mashariman Ku Mahmood, in response to a police report issued at 11.20 p.m. on Tuesday. He claimed that the complainant had told the police that the 47-second video clip had been shared in a WhatsApp group.
The original source of the video has not been confirmed.
“According to investigations, the incident took place in September while a group of locals were near the Israeli-observed Sea of Galilee. The trip was organised by Ziarah Kembara, run by a domestic travel business,” he stated.
According to Ku Mashariman, an investigation paper was filed, and the issue is now being looked into in accordance with Sections 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act of 1988 and 8 of the National Anthem Act of 1968.
He also asserted that in the meantime, the general public had been instructed to refrain from making any statements or disseminating any information about the occurrence on any platform.
“This is to prevent rumours and provocations that can impede the police investigation and jeopardise peace in the community,” he noted.
According to him, the resurfacing of the video footage was most likely related to the present Israeli situation.