A 1-minute and 20-second clip went viral on Twitter last night (Tuesday, 6th July), showing a group of workers climbing over the fence at a factory in Shah Alam. The footage was recorded by a passerby from inside his car.
The individuals were seen in a hurry while attempting to escape the place. It is said that the incident took place at a factory located in the EMCO area, therefore, many speculated that the workers ran away from the raid conducted by the authorities, as factories are not allowed to operate at the moment.
Soon after the clip in question began circulating all over the internet, Shah Alam district police chief ACP Baharudin Mat Taib came forth to clear the air on the confusion after the cops conducted an investigation. As per Sinar Harian, the incident took place at a factory in Section 22, Shah Alam, at about 4:30 to 5pm.
According to Baharudin, the allegations made by the members of the public, saying that the workers fled the raid were not true. It turns out, all the workers involved panicked due to the prolonged siren sound at the factory yesterday.
“Initial investigation found that there was a failure of the fire alarm function, and it’s understood that the company is in the process of inspecting the wiring system. The sound of the alarm caused the workers to panic and run out of the building for fear of a fire,” the police official explained in his statement to the press.
Baharudin then added, “The factory has recently been taken over by another company. As the company is still new (in the business), which is about a month, a lot of the employees and also the management have not been exposed to fire drill training such as the assembly point as well as the evacuation plans.”
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Source: Sinar Harian.