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Man accused of worshipping at Datuk Kong altar to be freed on bail

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A fisherman who was detained by police to assist in the case of worshipping at a Datuk Kong altar in Tanjung Piandang, Bagan Serai yesterday will be released today.

Kerian police chief Omar Bakhtiar Yaacob said an investigation team from Bukit Aman would be conducting the investigation.

The police will also apply for the remand on the man, who should be produced at the Parit Buntar Magistrates' Court today, to be cancelled.

He said the 43-year-old suspect from Tanjong Piandang is expected to be released on police bail in 24 hours, before 7pm today, or after the investigation is complete.

“The case will not stop here, as investigation of various aspects could go on against the suspect,” he said when contacted today.

Yesterday, Omar Bakhtiar said police had arrested the suspect when he came to surrender himself at Kerian police headquarters at 5pm yesterday.

The fisherman was detained to assist investigations on the case of worshipping at a Datuk Kong altar in Taman Piandang Indah when a video on the act went viral on social media recently.

- Bernama

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