Cops probing video of Sanusi’s alleged welcome in Johor

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The Johor police are investigating a viral video edited to depict the warm welcome allegedly received by Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor in the state.

Johor police chief Kamarul Zaman Mamat denied that such a situation actually occurred, as police checks found that the footage in the video originated from a programme titled ‘KL Munajat’.

The event featured Ustaz Abdul Somad, Sheikh Aleey Qodir At-Thohiri, and Nur Ali Badar at Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur, on July 15.

“The video was edited to include cheers of ‘Luaskan Kuasamu Johor’ and was widely shared with other social media users.

“The police have opened an investigation paper and are tracking down the individuals responsible to facilitate investigations,” he said in a statement last night.

Kamarul Zaman added that the police viewed the matter as provocative and slanderous, which could give Malaysians a negative perception.

He issued a warning against spreading and creating fake speculative material as it was against the law and punishable under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

He also advised the public not to simply believe in claims from unverified sources and to share information till it could affect the peace and harmony of Malaysians.

A two-minute video with the caption ‘sambutan kepada menteri besar Kedah di Johor’ and using the song ‘Luaskan Kuasamu Johor’ as background music, was uploaded on TikTok by the account @longkai_official2.