Times of festivities are often filled with fireworks as a show of celebration and the recent Deepavali weekend is no different. Although most of us understand that the usage of fireworks is something normal, it should always be done in a safe and secure manner.
In a video which has gone viral on social media, a modified car was seen driving recklessly through the streets of Selayang shooting fireworks from its boot.
According to the post, the five-second video is believed to have been recorded around Pasar Borong Selayang, last night.
Based on the comments section, netizens were far from pleased with the reckless driver’s actions.
“For them it may look cool but it seems like something done without common sense.”
Another user commented, “This is one of the problems with fireworks. You can play with them but don’t endanger other people.”
According to news reports, the driver who is a 31-year-old foreign man has been detained on suspicion of setting off the firecrackers from his car. The suspect was apprehended at his employer’s shop near the scene of the incident and the police also seized a Proton Waja car.
District Police Chief of Sentul, Assistant Commissioner Ahmad Sukarno Mohd Zahari, stated that the arrest was made after the police identified a video of the incident circulating around 8:30 pm.
“Through police inquiries, it was found that the suspect works at a vegetable shop, and the car believed to be involved belongs to his employer. Further checks revealed that the suspect does not possess a valid driving license.”
“Moreover, a thorough investigation found no prior criminal records for the suspect. The suspect is currently remanded for 4 days at the Sentul District Police Headquarters to assist in the investigation,” he said in a statement today.
Watch the video below:
Seorang pemandu kenderaan sanggup melakukan modifikasi pada kereta supaya ia boleh menembak mercun sehingga membahayakan keselamatan orang lain.
Menurut sebuah hantaran di aplikasi X, video berdurasi lima saat itu dipercayai dirakam di sekitar Pasar Borong Selayang, malam… pic.twitter.com/KPXNm6Jf1a
— Malaysia Gazette (@MalaysiaGazette) November 12, 2023
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