KUALA LUMPUR – Police will probe if sabotage was involved in the publication of the upside-down image of the Indonesian flag in a souvenir book for the ongoing SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur (KL2017).
“We received police reports and we will investigate on any sabotage element involved in regards to the incident,” Inspector-General of police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said at a press conference at Bukit Aman police headquarters here today.
“For now I do not wanna divulge any information on the probe. Let us not jeopardise the investigation.”
The upside-down image of the Indonesia flag in the souvenir book became viral on social websites, besides drawing criticism from various quarters including the republic’s Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi, who described the error as “very painful”.
Khalid also said the recent large scale police raids launched by the Special Branch’s counter terrorism unit (CTU) proved successful as police picked up wanted terrorists.
“Of course the operation was fruitful and we will announce information on those detained soon and the operation will go on,” he said.
The anti-militancy operation was initiated to ahead of the upcoming SEA Games to ensure its security and safety is at top mark.
Apart from the Federal Police Interpol, K9 unit, Federal Reserve Unit (FRU), General Operations Force (GOF) bomb disposal unit, forensics unit and traffic unit assisting the CTU in the joint operation, other enforcement units namely the Immigration Department, Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB), National Registration Department (NRD) and Volunteers Department (Rela) also took part in the operation. – The Sun