Ipoh ‘daredevil’ video goes viral

Jan 2, 2017

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A youth climbing a tall crane and self-recording his act has surfaced in You Tube.

The video uploaded by user ‘Viral Malaysia’ on Dec 31, shows the dangerous act committed by the youth.

The 1:22-minute video clip, titled Viral aksi berani remaja lelaki pulak panjat kren (Daredevil youth climbs crane)

The youth record himself climbing up the crane and once reached the apex, he sits down and continues recording himself, The Star online reported.

The Greentown area can be seen in the background and the video is believed to have been shot at the Ipoh Convention Centre construction site, based on city landmarks seen in the backdrop.

Last Friday, a different video was posted on YouTube showing a group of young people climbing up the Ipoh signboard on top of Gunung Lang, Jalan Kuala Kangsar.

The youngsters also posted photographs thanking the city council for giving them permission to do so.

However, Ipoh mayor Zamri Man denied that city authorities had approved the stunt, adding that the signboard was off-limits and dangerous to scale.

Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Sum Chang Keong said the matter was being investigated under Section 336 of the Penal Code for endangering the safety of others.

It has been learned that the eight people involved in the Ipoh signboard stunt have surrendered themselves to the police and had their statements taken on Monday morning.

If found guilty, they could be jailed for not more than three months or fined RM500, or both.

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