Helicopter picking up ‘nasi ganja’ in Ipoh breaching interstate travel ban

A helicopter landed to collect 36 packets of the city’s famous Nasi Ganja. Photo: social media

IPOH: Police will investigate the incident of a helicopter from Kuala Lumpur that landed at a field here to pick up a ‘nasi ganja’ order, hence violating the standard operating procedure (SOP) as well as the interstate and inter-district travel ban.

Perak police chief, Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said an investigation paper would be open on the viral issue against the individual and helicopter company involved.

“The case is being investigated under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations (Act 342),” he said in a brief two-paragraph statement today.

The statement is over a viral incident where a helicopter landed at Ipoh Padang, allegedly to pick up an order of 36 packs of the city’s famous, addictive nasi kandar, dubbed ‘nasi ganja’, ordered by customers in Kuala Lumpur from a store here.

The media quoted a previous statement by Mior Faridalatrash: “After checking with the Ipoh Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), it was found that the helicopter only had permission to land at the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport, Ipoh.

“The helicopter was found to have landed at Ipoh Padang between 9.55 am and 10.15 am today. The helicopter did not have approval to land at the field. We have channelled this information to the Ipoh CAAM,” he said.

A CAAM source told Bernama that an official statement would be issued shortly. – Bernama