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Police detain 15 people for cooking instant noodles at petrol station [NSTTV]

BENTONG: Police arrested 15 people who are believed to have used portable stoves to cook instant noodles at a petrol station in Genting Highlands.

Pahang police chief Datuk Yahaya Othman said, the 10 men and five women were detained yesterday after they turned up at the Bentong district police headquarters and were released on police bail after recording their statements.

"Investigation papers are being completed and the four witnesses at the time of the incident have also recorded their statements to help in the investigation.

"We will also refer the investigation papers to the deputy public prosecutor for further instructions," he said when contacted today.

It was previously reported that police had opened investigation paper into the matter after a video of the incident went viral.

The video showed a group of youths cooking instant noodles on portable stoves at a petrol station, raising concerns of safely among the public

Bentong district police chief Superintendent Zaiham Mohd Kahar said the case is being investigated under Section 268 of the Penal Code for public nuisance and Section 336 of the same act for acts that endanger the life or personal safety of others.

"The result of the investigation found that the video clip was uploaded on May 13 before it went viral on a social media site.

"The video clip, which lasts about 50 seconds, shows a group of vehicle owners engaging in cooking activities at the gas station," he said.

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