KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — Police have completed the investigation over the use of Malaysia’s coats of arms or Jata Negara logo on the insoles of a Beethree brand shoe here.
Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said investigation papers on the case has been submitted to the Attorney-General’s (AG) Chambers for further action.
“The case was investigated under Section 5 of the Emblems and Names (Preventing Unlawful Use) (Amendment) Act 2016 for improper use of symbols, names, and pictures.
“In addition, it is also investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988 that stipulates the improper use of network facilities or services,” he told Bernama after the handing over of duty ceremony of the Commercial Criminal Investigations Department (CCID) director post in Bukit Aman, today.
On July 18, police began investigating the case after a picture of the shoes with the Jata Negara logo went viral on social media that led to its production ordered to be stopped.
Abdul Hamid said the shoemakers had also made an open apology for insulting the national symbol.
In a separate development, Abdul Hamid said police have also sent the investigation papers on a book titled “Rebirth: Reformasi, Resistance, Hope in New Malaysia, which featured a modified logo similar to the Coat of Arms of Malaysia on its cover, to the AG’s Chambers for further action.