A 26-year-old man was arrested for impersonating an elite army special forces commando at a budget hotel in Larkin Perdana here yesterday.
Police came across the suspect during a routine check at the budget hotel at 4.20am where he was asked to produce his identity card.
A police source said the suspect gave his identity card and claimed that he was a special forces commando attached with the 11 Special Force Regiment (11 Rejimen Gerak Khas) in Camp Iskandar, Mersing.
“The suspect who seemed confident also verbally gave his “military service number” and base address in Mersing to the five-man police team.
“However, police detained the suspect when he was only able to provide his civilian identity card and failed to show his white armed forces identity card,” the source told Malay Mail today.