- Advertisement -

Police reports lodged after threats against 'Mentega Terbang' film crew

Crew members report receiving threats of harm and paint thrown at their cars.

1 minute read
Selangor police chief Hussein Omar Khan (right). Photo: Bernama
Selangor police chief Hussein Omar Khan (right). Photo: Bernama

The police received reports on criminal intimidation and mischief from two crew members of the film "Mentega Terbang" yesterday.

Selangor police chief Hussein Omar Khan said one crew member lodged a report at the Ampang district police headquarters (IPD) after his Proton Saga car was splashed with paint and a death threat note was found at a parking lot at Taman Dagang Jaya, Ampang, at 6.30am.

The other complainant lodged a report at the Kajang IPD at 7am after a plastic bag filled with paint was thrown at his vehicle at 3.15am.

"A white envelope with a message threatening the complainant with harm was also found," he said in a statement today.

According to Hussein, the victims also received phone calls threatening harm against them and their family.
Hussein said investigation papers have been opened under Section 507/427 of the Penal Code for mischief and criminal intimidation.

"The public is advised not to make any speculations that could affect harmony and peace in society. The police view these incidents seriously and will investigate until those involved are arrested and brought to justice," he said.

He urged those with information regarding the two incidents to come forward to the nearest police station or contact Inspector Mu'az Mazlan (Kajang IPD) at 017-9788804 or Inspector Alif (Ampang IPD) at 018-9834211 to facilitate the police investigation.

The police recorded the statements of the film producer and six cast members on Wednesday.

"Mentega Terbang", which was uploaded for free viewing on digital streaming platforms, sparked objections from Muslims in the country for allegedly containing elements of religious pluralism.