Perhaps the current generation should come with a disclaimer: "If you want to break the law, DO NOT publicize it on social media."

Because when you do that, you can be rest assured that the long arms of the law will catch up to you.

A 17-year-old girl from Kamunting, Perak, can attest to this, after she was slapped with a RM5,000 compound notice for removing her COVID-19 home quarantine wrist tag, and uploading the illegal act on TikTok.

"We came across the 31-second video that showed the girl removing the red-coloured tag without permission from the Health Ministry on Monday (Aug 2).

"She cut the tag because she wanted to go out," The Star quoted Taiping police chief ACP Osman Mamat saying.

According to him further, the girl was on home quarantine after undergoing a swab test on July 31, and had stopped by a friend's house after cutting the tag.

After the video went viral, the police tracked down the girl's location and slapped her with the hefty compound notice.

This is not the first time TikTok has helped the authorities nail down law breakers.

In June, the Kedah police arrested 11 individuals, including two women, after a video of them celebrating Father's Day despite the Movement Control Order (MCO) restrictions, went viral on social media after it was uploaded on TikTok.

In addition, the group was also probed for gang ties after one of the men in the video was spotted cutting a cake in the form of number 35.

Gang 35 is reportedly a notorious triad involved in drug trafficking, criminal intimidation, robbery and other cases in the Sungai Petani area.

Source: The Star
Photo source: NST