Police have arrested five men over a funeral procession of a gang member, which involved the public display of the logo of a secret society, and the setting off of firecrackers in the middle of the road in Kuala Lumpur.

This after the police received two reports on the incident, and the videos of the funeral procession went viral on social media recently.

According to Brickfields police chief Anuar Omar, the deceased was a 28-year-old member of Gang 36, who was killed in a road accident on Sunday.

"Initial investigations revealed that the suspects, aged 18 to 26, were childhood friends of the deceased, who had requested for firecrackers to be lit at his funeral, if he passed away," Anuar reportedly said in a statement, according to Free Malaysia Today. One of the suspects has a previous conviction for mischief.

One of the videos being circulated shows a bouquet of flowers arranged to form the number “36” displayed on the front of a Toyota Vellfire, which was also adorned with garlands and a photo of the deceased, at an apartment in Pantai Dalam, where the procession had began.

Another video shows a man lighting fire crackers in the middle of the road along Jalan Tun Sambanthan as the funeral procession passes through different parts of the city.

According to police, the case is being probed under Section 52(3) of the Societies Act 1966, Section 8 of the Explosives Act 1957, Section 269 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

Source: FMT, The Star
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