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Short-Lived Joy: Police Raid 300-Pax Pool Party In Brickfields

Short-Lived Joy: Police Raid 300-Pax Pool Party In Brickfields

Those arrested included women in bikinis. who were dancing and bathing in the pool.

Fernando Fong

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The easing of lockdown has allowed us to get back to as many people and things we love.

For a horde of partygoers, they took the saying that the more the merrier to the next level.

Numbering a total of 303 people, the group which included 111 women were arrested in a wild party at the swimming pool of a leading private club in Kuala Lumpur.

A scene during the arrest. (Source: Facebook)

Brickfields district police chief ACP Amihizam Abdul Shukor was quoted by Sinar Harian as saying that those detained in the party, which started at 4 pm, consisted of 161 foreign men and 55 women, as well as 31 local men and 56 women.

We conducted intelligence before the raid was carried out and it was understood that each individual was charged RM60 to join the party, invited through a social media application.

ACP Amihizam Abdul Shukor speaking at a press conference on the wild party

In the raid, which took place at 10.50 pm, some women in bikinis were said to be dancing and bathing in the pool.

The raid was led by the Deputy Chief of the Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department, Assistant Commissioner Nasri Mansor together with members and officers from the Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Brickfields District Police Headquarters.

Meanwhile, urine tests were also conducted by the Kuala Lumpur Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (JSJN) on all those detained.

A scene during the arrest. (Source: Facebook)

What Is Considered An ‘Illegal Gathering’ These Days

According to the latest National Recovery Plan Phase 4 SOP that was released on 7 November, there are still restrictions on gatherings.

READ MORE: Klang Valley & Melaka Goes Into Phase 4 On Monday

Among some of the restrictions, premise owners and business license holders must limit the number of customers in their premises to ensure physical distancing of at least 1 meter.

The limit of customers allowed inside a premise at any one time must be publicly displayed. Premises are encouraged to use a numbered queue system to better monitor and control the flow of customers.

Meeting parties are allowed for fully-vaccinated individuals, but the number of participants must not be more than 50% of the venue capacity and with physical distancing.

Under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342), action can be taken against anyone found to have intentionally violated the rules.

Boys And Girls Just Want To Have Fun

The incident is hardly the first, especially since the Covid-19 lockdown started last year.

Even cops have found themselves on the wrong side of the law just because they wanted to have fun.

READ MORE: Two More Cops Nabbed At Wild Party In A Luxury Apartment KL

It is understandable that everyone wants to get some excitement and relief from stress and worry, and make room in our lives for things that bring us pleasure.

READ MORE: Police Station PP: Cops Caught Partying With Women, Liquor, Ketum & Porn Inside Police Station

Nevertheless, we still need to enjoy ourselves responsibly. After all, laws are meant to be obeyed.

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