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Four men were charged in court yesterday (Nov 23) for their alleged involvement in unlawful societies, following online videos that showed large groups of people chanting gang slogans at funeral processions.
Chay Wen Fu, 18, and Yu Teck Hoon, 42, are suspected to be members of Hai Lok San, while Abdul Ghani Mustaffa, 55, and Adam Malik Bahtiar, 50, are suspected to be members of Sio Kun Tong.
The gang "Hai Lok San" is part of the "108" secret society and "Sio Kun Tong" is part of the "18" secret society, reported The Straits Times.
A video posted on March 2 this year portrayed several men shouting "Sah Lak Kau" (meaning "369" in Hokkien) during a funeral procession along Jalan Bukit Merah, near Kim Tian Road.
Police arrested seven men aged between 27 and 50 in connection to the incident.
Just days later on March 7, another clip surfaced online and showed a group of men repeatedly chanting 'Hai Lok San' while walking down a road during a funeral procession.
Another seven men were arrested for their suspected involvement in gang-related activities.
Among these 14 people are the four who were charged in court yesterday, while investigations for the remaining 10 are still ongoing.
Yu and Abdul Ghani face three charges each, Adam Malik faces two charges, while Chay faces one charge. The charges relate to their alleged membership of an “unlawful society”.
Read the full story on The Straits Times.