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Police To Help MCMC Catch Rumour-Mongers Over Floods

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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, whom he described as irresponsible, would be brought to justice.

“They have caused anxiety in the people affected by the floods. I hope the people will not listen to these rumours but get authentic information from the relevant authorities,” he said during a visit to the flood relief centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan Peramu Jaya near here.

Khalid was accompanied by Pahang Police chief Datuk Seri Sharifuddin Ab Ghani and Pekan Police chief Supt Yahaya Othman.

One of the rumours spread over the social media was allegedly about the collapse of a flood relief centre.

Khalid also advised people living in flood-prone areas to evacuate once there was a sign of floods and not wait until it was too late to move due to floods cutting off access roads.

At the Mara Skills Institute in Pekan, he also distributed to police personnel safety jackets donated by a private company for use during the
evacuation of people. –– BERNAMA

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