‘SENSITIVE’ VIDEO GOES VIRAL: FISHERMAN IN PERAK DRESSED IN PIOUS MUSLIM GARB KNEELS & PRAYS TO CHINESE DEITY ‘DATUK KONG’

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BAGAN SERAI: A man who appeared in a viral video clip worshipping at an altar while dressed as a lebai (pious Muslim man) was arrested here, yesterday.

The 43-year-old fisherman was detained after he surrendered himself at the Kerian district police headquarters’ Criminal Investigation Division here, at 5pm on Monday.

The man was being sought by police after a report was lodged by the Tanjung Piandang Mosque Committee over the 15-second video clip which went viral on social media platforms on June 7.

The footage, shot by an unknown individual, features the suspect – dressed in a sarong, white shirt (traditionally associated with lebai) and a Muslim skullcap holding incense sticks and worshipping before an outdoor ‘Dato Kong’ altar.