Cops: 'Balcony sex' filmmaker in trouble

PETALING JAYA: The person who videotaped a couple having sex at an apartment balcony should be hot and bothered as police say he or she could be probed for possession of pornographic material.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Muhammad Azlee Abdullah also said it was an offence to circulate the video, which came to light after a vernacular newspaper reported about it on Sunday.

It said that the tenant, apparently from an apartment in Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur, had recorded the couple getting down and dirty for about 30 minutes in broad daylight.

The report did not say when the video sent to the daily was taken.

When contacted yesterday, ACP Muhammad Azlee said the person who recorded the video could keep it but it was not right for him to send the footage to other people.

"Spreading the video is similar to distributing pornography. Police are obligated to find the person behind the video, whether a report has been lodged or not," he said.

ACP Muhammad Azlee said police might have to forward a request to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to block the video from being spread on social media.

"My advice to the public is to stop circulating it," he said.

Asked whether the couple could be investigated for indecent exposure, ACP Muhammad Azlee declined to comment, saying that police had not verified the actual location yet.

MCA Public Complaints Bureau chief Datuk Seri Michael Chong said people who filmed such acts should not circulate them because it was an invasion of privacy.

As for the couple's bold act at the balcony, Chong said the media exposure on the matter would be "punishment enough" for them.