Lawful Video Recording Cannot be Obstruction under Section 186 of Penal Code

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) welcomes the acknowledgement by Director for Criminal Investigation Department, Huzir Mohamed that the act of recording police officers on duty is lawful and permissible. However, SUARAM is concerned with the illogical suggestion that despite the legality of the act of recording, a person can be considered to have obstructed a police officer if they were to record against police request to stop.

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