PEKAN: The police are to collaborate with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to trace those people who spread false information online pertaining to the floods which struck several states in mid-December last year.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said these people, whomÂ he described as irresponsible, would be brought to justice.
“They have caused anxiety in the people affected by the floods. I hope theÂ people will not listen to these rumours but get authentic information from theÂ relevant authorities,” he said during a visit to the flood relief centre atÂ Sekolah Kebangsaan Peramu Jaya near here.
Khalid was accompanied by Pahang Police chief Datuk Seri Sharifuddin AbÂ Ghani and Pekan Police chief Supt Yahaya Othman.
One of the rumours spread over the social media was allegedly about theÂ collapse of a flood relief centre.
Khalid also advised people living in flood-prone areas to evacuate onceÂ there was a sign of floods and not wait until it was too late to move due toÂ floods cutting off access roads.
At the Mara Skills Institute in Pekan, he also distributed to policeÂ personnel safety jackets donated by a private company for use during the
evacuation of people. –– BERNAMA