Cops probe grand funeral procession involving helicopter, horses in Ipoh

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Police are investigating a funeral procession that involved a helicopter and individuals on horses in Ipoh yesterday.

The grand send-off is believed to be the final journey for the owner of the oldest Indian traditional costume shop in Ipoh.

Perak police chief Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said a police report had been lodged and investigations were being carried out to determine if there was any breach of regulations, including whether a permit had been obtained by the organiser.

“Processions and parades are not allowed according to the standard operating procedures set by the National Security Council (MKN), especially those involving funerals.


“We will also check whether they obtained permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia for the use of the helicopter,” he told a press conference today.

He said appropriate action would be taken based on the findings of the investigation.

Several footages of the video recording of the procession had gone viral on social media. The clips showed the helicopter flying low and scattering flower petals as it accompanied the funeral procession, with a few individuals on horses.