Police have arrested a cosmetics product founder, to assist in the investigation over a viral TikTok clip that showed him kissing a young boy on the lips.
Bukit Aman Sexual, Women and Child Investigations Division (D11) principal assistant director
ACP Siti Kamsiah Hassan said the entrepreneur, Muhamad Norhisham Harun (known as Papa Idola Semalaya) was arrested following a report made by a member of the public.
“The suspect came to the police station to provide a statement on the case, before he was detained later. Further investigations are still underway and the suspect is still in police custody,” Kamsiah explained.
The case has been classified under Section 14 of the Sexual Offences Against Children 2017 Act. “The suspect was arrested on Tuesday (16th February) and has been released after his statement was recorded,” she added.
In case you missed it, an 8-second video showing Papa Idola kissing a teenage boy, whom he claimed to be his adopted brother, went viral all over social media. Not only that, the issue also caught the attention of Johor Prince TMJ and Caprice, who took to their respective social media accounts to voice out firmly against the businessman’s action.
Watch the TikTok snippet here.