Penang police respond to complaints of noise pollution due to Pokemon Go players

Pokemon Go players spotted at the Lebuh Acheh and Lebuh Cannon areas in Penang, Malaysia.
Pokemon Go players spotted at the Lebuh Acheh and Lebuh Cannon areas in Penang, Malaysia. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A few Pokemon Go players were caught by surprise when a team of police officers conducted a check on them in Lebuh Acheh and Lebuh Cannon here following complaints of noise disturbances and traffic obstruction in the area.

George Town district police chief Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said a report was received from a resident, claiming that the activities of Pokemon Go players have disturbed the peacefulness of the area.

"I have instructed traffic police personnel to issue summonses to players whose vehicles or motorcycles are parked haphazardly on road shoulders, causing traffic congestion here.

"Police have also advised players not to make so much noise, which could disturb public order and the residents' peacefulness in the area around Lebuh Acheh.

"I do not see anything wrong in playing Pokemon Go, but we will advise them," he told reporters during the operation on Tuesday.