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Police: More arrests expected over semi-naked dance by transwomen

The organiser was also arrested but later released on bail.

KUALA LUMPUR – A wave of arrests is expected to come into effect following the release of a now-viral TikTok video showing a group of semi-nude transwomen dancing and setting off fireworks at an Aidilfitri event organised in i-City, Shah Alam, last Friday (May 27).

Transwomen
Screegrab via TikTok

Selangor police chief Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed said that police have nabbed several individuals connected to the matter including the organiser, an Instagram celebrity who goes by the name of ‘Cik Lala’.

“The individual was released on police bail today. However, the police are collecting all the evidence and arrests will be made in stages because some of the dancers had come from other areas,” he said during an Aidilfitri gathering at the Serdang Police Headquarters yesterday.

Transwomen
Photo via Bernama

Police received a report on Saturday (May 28) from the manager of the Joint Management Body (JMB) of i-Soho i-City over activities believed to have tainted the area’s image as a tourist attraction.

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The case is now being probed under Section 509 of the Penal Code, Section 6 of the Explosives Act 1957 and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

Arjunaidi also urged those with further information to contact Insp Nur Syuhada at 017-6942736.

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