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4 Unauthorised Drones ‘Shot Down’ By Cops At Dataran Merdeka, Culprits To Face Hefty Punishment

today2 September 2022


source: Utusan

Four unauthorised drones were reportedly spotted and subsequently shot down by members the Drone Unit of the Bukit Aman Police Air Force during the Independence Day celebration which took place at Dataran Merdeka.

As punishment for disobeying the strict no-fly order, the owner(s) of the devices now run the risk of facing a fine of up to RM500,000 or imprisonment of not more than five years, or both; under Section 4 of the Civil Aviation Act 1969, as stated byThe Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM).

A total of four members of the Drone Unit were stationed within an area filled with numerous spectators, including dignitaries, tasked to closely monitor any movement of unmanned aircrafts hovering in the air.

source: Lowyat.Net

As soon as the unit confirmed that the drones were not backed by a CAAM flight permit, the team immediately brought the aircrafts down by turning off their remote control frequency.


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Written by: Lara Lee