2 Sep – Just as you think it couldn't get any worse for Skop Productions, the production company behind "KL Gangster 2", whose film not only leaked on the Internet months before the premiere, another problem arises. "KL Gangster 2" is now reportedly for sale for as low as RM5 in the form of video compact discs (VCDs) and digital compact discs (DVDs).
According to a report from the Straits Times, a survey conducted at the wholesale market Wakaf Che Yeh in Kelantan, found that the film was not only sold via pirated VCD sellers, but had also been screened for the public.
Meanwhile, Skop Productions Managing Director Datuk Yusof Haslam said that he had lodged a police report after getting information about the pirated film, which is now sold in many places.
"I believe the mastermind who uploaded the film on the Internet and copied it in the form of VCDs and DVDs are related to each other. I leave the matter to the authorities and have reported to the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (Ministry)."
He also added that he will not sit idly by and give up tracking who the culprit of the act is. He plans to drag the digital robber to justice without compromise.
"To those who commit acts of piracy, if they feel they are too clever online, they must remember that the authorities also have a way to track their actions. We are collecting evidence and so far there are already some clues about the mastermind but we do not accuse recklessly. We will let the authorities conduct their investigation. I will make sure the robbers are brought to justice without compromise and I will sue the culprits for millions of dollars."
In the meantime, Datuk Yusof Haslam also said he will not change the release date of the film which is set for 3 October 2013, although public consensus might beg to differ following this recent incident.