PASIR GUDANG, May 24 — The police said today they have arrested a couple who were caught in a compromising position in a car for violating decency in a public place after a video of their foray made its rounds on Facebook recently.
The couple, including a teenager, was alleged to have acted indecently in a white Perodua Myvi car that was parked at Taman Tasik Bandar here at 11am last Sunday.
Seri Alam police chief Superintendent Mohd Sohaimi Ishak said investigators detected the 42-second video on Facebook that was uploaded by a user called Izwan Mansur in the Pasir Gudang Scientex Community group.
"The police carried out investigations and found that the incident happened at the Taman Tasik Bandar parking lot on May 21. Acting on information, a police team from the Pasir Gudang police station arrested the couple between 11pm and 11.45pm yesterday.
"Both suspects were picked up at the Tanjung Puteri Resort and Taman Rinting near here,” said Mohd Sohaimi in a statement today.
Mohd Sohaimi said the male suspect was later identified as a 29-year-old local, while the woman is 19 years old.
He said further checks revealed that the male suspect had a record of past criminal offences.
"Besides the arrest, police also seized a white Perodua Myvi car that was believed to be used by the suspects,” he said.
Mohd Sohaimi said the case is being investigated under Section 337D of the Penal Code.
He said the suspects, if convicted, can face imprisonment of up to two years.
Under to Section 337D of the Penal Code, suspects can be convicted if they’ve been found to have committed a gross act of indecency.
Mohd Sohaimi said the suspects are in police custody and being remanded for four days until Saturday.
"The public is reminded to refrain from committing acts that go against cultural norms and the law,” he said.
On April 7, it was reported that another couple were arrested by the Pasir Gudang police after a video of them in a compromising situation went viral earlier in the week.
The 22-year-old male suspect and his 17-year-old girlfriend were acting indecently in a red Perodua Axia at a parking lot in Taman Kota Masai,
The incident created a stir as several civil society group’s called for the police to investigate the parties that had recorded the couple’s indecent act.