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Cops Investigating Viral Video of Mom and Baby Zipping Down Flying Fox Line In KKB

Cops Investigating Viral Video of Mom and Baby Zipping Down Flying Fox Line In KKB

Hulu Selangor district police chief Supt Suffian Abdullah said they received a report on the video on 13 November.

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Recently, a video showing a woman with a baby strapped to her side, zipping down the flying fox line, suspected to be in Kuala Kubu Bharu, went viral on social media.

It courted debate amongst Netizens, with some saying it was too dangerous for a baby and others arguing that if it were a caucasian doing it, the act wouldn’t have been criticized as much. There were also those who saw nothing wrong with the act, as long as all safety measures were in place.

In the video, one of which was shared by Twitter account @My_CrimeWatch, the woman was seen without a helmet. 

Following the viral sharing, police issued a statement saying they were looking into the matter.

Hulu Selangor district police chief Supt Suffian Abdullah said they received a report on the video on 13 November.

“The Kuala Kubu Bharu police station received a report on the viral video showing a woman engaged in an extreme sport (flying fox) while holding a child and ignoring personal safety as well as that of the child.”

He said the case was being investigated under Section 31 (1) of the Child Act 2001 Amendment 2006.

“Meanwhile, the police would like to call for calm and for the public to not worry regarding the viral issue,” he said.

Those with information can come foward to assist in investigations by going to a nearby police station or call the Hulu Selangor district police headquarters at 03-60641223.

“Under Section 31 (1) of the Child Act 2001 Amendment 2006, offences of neglecting a child’s safety can be fined not more than RM50,000 or jailed not more than 20 years, or both.”


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