Cops nab 21 Myanmar nationals celebrating ‘water festival’

Rakhine people celebrate Thingyan Water Festivalin Sittwe in Rakhine State, Myanmar, April 14. Public complaints lead to the arrest of 21 Myanmar nationals participating in a ‘water festival’ in Bukit Mertajam. – EPA pic, April 18, 2021.

POLICE arrested 21 Myanmar nationals for participating in a “water festival” in front of a house in Taman Bidara in Bukit Mertajam yesterday.

Seberang Perai Tengah district police chief ACP Shafee Abd Samad said acting on public complaints, police raided the place at 2.30 pm and found the group dancing and spraying water from rubber hoses on one another.

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