When dealing with local authorities, it’s better to cooperate rather than trying to run away or argue, especially if you did something that’s against the law. There will be those who will try to get out of a situation after being caught by the police. There’s also no point in fleeing, as the police will find you eventually.
However, one must also be careful, as you may never know if anyone, including scammers, might disguise themselves as local authorities. Malaysian girl group DOLLA recalled a scary encounter they had just last night with a few men who claimed that they were police officers. Here’s the story:
— DOLLA (@dollaofficialMY) December 21, 2022
DOLLA posted on both their Instagram and Twitter accounts what they experienced on Tuesday (20th December). According to the group, they were waiting for their ride home after finishing their dance rehearsal around 11:30pm when suddenly, a red Proton car slowly approached them with the windows down. Three men exited the car and identified themselves as police officers.
Apparently, the strange men failed to present their police badges and started interrogating the girls. “They asked if we were Malaysian, and immediately demanded our ICs and proceeded to take pictures of them and of us without our consent,” the members wrote. The group added that they felt violated by the way the men were investigating them, and when member Syasya asked for clarification, one of the men aggressively replied, “Why not? We’re the police!”
Thankfully, before things escalated further, DOLLA’s ride arrived, which caused the men to immediately return the members’ ICs and leaving the area without any explanation. The “Watch Me Glow” singers posted photos of the men carrying out their “investigation”, as well as the red Proton’s license plate number. DOLLA’s fans instantly reacted to the posts, with many showing concern for the group’s safety.
At the time of writing, there has been no update from DOLLA or any official statement released by the PDRM regarding the incident. It is currently unknown if the 3 men were impersonating police officers, or if there was actual abuse of authority. Whatever the case, everyone should know their rights when being questioned by the police.