Eleven men remanded for violating FMCO SOPs by holding funeral procession in Penang

The men have been remanded for four days.

BUTTERWORTH – A group of men were nabbed for allegedly breaking the Full Movement Control Order’s (FMCO) standard operating procedure (SOP) by organizing a funeral procession, which began from Teluk Air Tawar to the cremation grounds at Jalan Siram on Thursday (June 17).

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Seberang Perai Utara OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the men were aged from 15 to 35 years old.

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Eleven men remanded for violating fmco sops by holding funeral procession in penang
(Photo via Malay Mail)

Police have opened an investigation paper after receiving a report on the incident and remanded the men for four days.

The viral 56-second video, which was uploaded on TikTok by a user named @budakpenang7, showed six men carrying the coffin on their shoulders while the rest beat the drums and held banners honouring the deceased.

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However, the video was taken down yesterday (June 20).

The men are currently being investigated for being suspected members of an illegal society, misusing social media, potentially spreading a life-threatening disease, and gathering illegally during FMCO.

Police are also hunting down several others in connection to the incident, which was said to have around 15-20 individuals in attendance.

The group were believed to be friends of the 23-year-old man who died at the Seberang Jaya Hospital due to tuberculosis.

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Sources: NST

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