Perak cops probe group over anti-booze ‘raid’ on store (VIDEO)

A screenshot of a Speedmart 99 convenience store which was purportedly raided by non-governmental organisations.
A screenshot of a Speedmart 99 convenience store which was purportedly raided by non-governmental organisations.

IPOH, May 28 ― Police are investigating a group of men purportedly from non-governmental organisations who “raided” a Speedmart 99 convenience store for selling alcohol last Thursday.

State Criminal Investigation Chief Yahya Abd Rahman said that they received three reports from store workers on the incident.

“We have open the investigation paper under the Section 448 of the Penal Code for trespassing and have called all the parties who are involved in this incident to assist in the investigation,” he said.

“The investigation paper will be referred to the deputy public prosecutor soon,” said Yahya.

On Thursday, the group including Manjoi residents “raided” the convenience store and directed the workers to stop selling alcohol and to transfer remaining stock in the storeroom.

The group ordered store workers to stop selling alcohol here as most residents were Muslim, and warned them of reprisals if they did not comply.

An 11-minute video of the raid was shared on social media.