Sibu police arrest ‘kwang tao’ suspect in Jalan Wong King Huo confrontation video

A screengrab from the video showing a man armed with a 'kwang tao' at the scene.

By William Isau

SIBU, April 23: A 41-year-old man was arrested last night for carrying a ‘kwang tao’ (Chinese sword) in a public place, in relation to a viral video which showed a man carrying the said blade in what appeared to be a confrontation with other individuals at Jalan Wong King Huo here.

Sibu District Police Chief ACP Zulkipli Suhaili said the video lasting 1 minute and 38 seconds was uploaded on social media and a 31-year-old male complainant had lodged a police report on April 22 at 11.48pm.


“As a result, the suspect was successfully tracked down and arrested at his home here on April 23, at 12 midnight last night,” he said.

He said, the initial investigation found that the incident happened on April 22, at around 5pm because the suspect was angry after he was informed by his son there was a group of teenage boys who wanted to beat up the latter.

Zulkipli also said that the suspect rushed to the scene from his house armed with the ‘kwang tao’.

The suspect did not have a past criminal record and the result of a urine screening test on the suspect was found to be negative, he added.

The suspect has been remanded for four days, starting until April 27, to assist the investigation.

The case is being investigated under Section 6(1) of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Dangerous Weapons Act 1958. — DayakDaily