New video of thrill-seeking youths scaling the Ipoh sign just months after the same stunt was recorded on a video which went viral on social media, this time with the added antic of draping the sign with a giant Jalur Gemilang.
According to one of the group’s members who wanted to be known only as Faiz, they wanted to display the spirit of ‘muhibbah’ in conjunction with Malaysia Day, the New Straits Times reported.
“Our intention was to showcase the spirit of harmony as we have youths from different backgrounds joining the stunt.
“We initially wanted to record a video of us making the Jalur Gemilang but later decided to bring the flag along.
“We climbed the structure with a harness strapped on us.
“There were no fences erected in the area, so we decided to go ahead and climb the sign.
“We took about 10 minutes to do it,” Faiz said
He admitted that the group did not obtain permission from the authorities to carry out the stunt.
Kampar district police chief Supt Ng Kong Soon said no reports have been lodged over the incident.
On Dec 31 last year, Faiz and seven others climbed the 20-metre-high iconic structure located at KM294.4 of the North-South Expressway, taking photos and videos of the stunt.
Their action drew the ire of the Ipoh City Council and mixed reactions from netizens.
The group subsequently met with the mayor and apologised for their dangerous stunt.