KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — A man believed to be of unsound mind was arrested by police yesterday for damaging a Jalur Gemilang hung at Jalan Tun Sambanthan.
Brickfields district police chief ACP Amihizam Abdul Shukor said in the 3pm incident, police received a call from a Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) officer about a man damaging the national flag.
“When police arrived at the location, they found two DBKL officers with a local man suspected to be of unsound mind.
“The man was then brought to the Brickfields police station for documentation before being sent to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre for a health check and was then referred to the psychiatric ward,” he said in a statement today.
Earlier, an incident of a man damaging a Jalur Gemilang hung at the Jalan Syed Putra overhead bridge went viral on social media.
This was the second such incident after last Thursday when a man was arrested after cutting with a pair of scissors, a Jalur Gemilang that was hung in Jalan Ampang.