Bangladeshi held in Malaysia for flying flag upside down

Police arrested the owner of a seafood restaurant and the eatery’s Bangladeshi employee to assist in the investigation over a case of the Kedah flag being flown upside down at a premises in Pandak Mayah, Kuah, here yesterday evening, reports Malay Mail.

Langkawi district police chief Supt Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said that his team had received a tip-off from the public that the flag of Kedah, a Malaysian state, being flown upside down at the restaurant.

The image of the flag flown upside down was shared on social media Saturday evening.

‘We received this Information at about 6:00pm and a police team was dispatched to the restaurant to investigate.

‘The results of the investigation found that the owner of the restaurant, a 58-year-old man, had asked a Bangladeshi male employee to hoist the Kedah flag but without realising the flag had been flipped upside down,’ he said in a statement.

Iqbal said that following that the police arrested the restaurant owner and the 32-year-old worker to assist in the investigation.

‘The case is being investigated under Section 504 of the Penal Code, Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955 and Section 39B of the Immigration Act 1959/63,’ he said.