KUALA LUMPUR – Police are looking for the individuals who have threatened to spray-paint female devotees during Thaipusam this year.
Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Abdul Samah Mat said they were aware of the post which has since gone viral on Facebook.
“We will take the appropriate action. What this individual is planning to do is unlawful, and we will not allow it,” said Comm Abdul Samah.
He said that the police would be maintaining security during Thaipusam and would deal with anyone who is caught breaking the law.
Comm Abdul Samah added when contacted on Monday that the police were also looking into the creator of the Facebook page and the Facebook post.
He urged anyone with information on the case to come forward and assist police in their investigations.
Those with information on the case should contact the police hotline at 03-2052 9999 or visit the nearest police station.
A Facebook group named the “Thaipusam Spraying Group” created by Henry Barnabas had issued a warning to Hindu women, saying that they would spray the women with paint if they were “inappropriately dressed” at Thaipusam events.
He had posted pictures of the backs of women wearing different designer saree blouses with a warning that they should “beware of being sprayed with aerosal paint if found inappropriate dressed.”