Police investigating China tourists’ hidden camera claim


KOTA KINABALU (Sept 23): Police are investigating a report from a China couple who claimed to have found a tiny camera hidden in a socket in a room of a homestay here.

Kota Kinabalu police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zaidi Abdullah said an investigation paper had been opened on the report lodged by the tourists on Sept 7.

“Preliminary investigations were carried out at the site of the incident and several items were seized. We are working on identifying the suspect,” he said in a statement on Saturday.

The case is being investigated under Section 509 of the Penal Code.

Meanwhile, Zaidi denied that police have instructed the complainants to delete the posting of the incident in social media.

He urged anyone with information of the case to assist in police investigation or contact investigating officer DSP Khairul Shah Peri at 011-2669 1994.