Cult group tried to take over palace

Ten members of a cult group known as Kumpulan Panji Hitam gathered in front of the national palace early this morning. 

Alfian ZM Tahir, FMT

Like a gang of ninjas, dressed in black, a group of 10 individuals tried to take over the national palace in Jalan Duta early this morning.

In the 4.10am incident, the cult group known as Kumpulan Panji Hitam dari Timur Empayar Langkasuka Nusantara gathered in front of the main entrance of the palace.

It was said that the group came to palace to replace the current kingdom as they claimed to be the rightful owner of the throne.

However, quick action from the police prevented the group from barging into the palace.

According to a police source, they apprehended all 10 members of the group, including three vehicles used during the incident.

“We arrested eight men and two women. However, we did not seize any weapons from them. Only black flags and a few ‘official appointment letters’ belonging to the leader of the group,” the source said.

The source added, that all three vehicles had flags bearing ‘Lailahaillalahmuhamadarasulullah’ (There is no god except Allah and Muhammad is His messenger) written in Jawi.

Initial investigation showed that three out of seven men in the group had no legitimate documentation and everyone in the group came from different states such as Malacca, Perak, Kedah and Johor.

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur CID chief Ku Chin Wah when contacted confirmed the incident.

He said all group members are being detained by the police for questioning.