Don’t get a gang symbol inked, you could be arrested for that according to Datuk Rohaimi Md Isa, the principal assistant director of Bukit Aman Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7).
Anyone who sports a tattoo or symbols related to any secret societies or unlawful organisations on their body can be arrested and if found guilty, they could end up serving three years in jail or a maximum fine of RM5,000.
He also reportedly said that even though gang tattoos aren’t as common among secret societies members as they were in the past, the symbols are easily identifiable through gang related stickers and banners, or at funerals and festivals, according to a report by Business Insider Malaysia.
According to Rohaimi, the government deemed 72 secret societies as unlawful organisations under the Societies Act 1966 in 2013 because their activities had potential to undermine the public order.
So far, a few active secret societies have been found to be active including Geng 360, Geng 3 Line, Geng Double 7, Geng 36, Sio Sam Ong and Ngo Sek Kee and over the past five years, a total of 369 secret societies have been arrested under the Prevention of Crime Act (Poca).
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