IGP – “It’s not true, if it’s true, I should have been informed”

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KUALA LUMPUR  –  Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar has issued a stern warning to those who use social networks to spread rumours of an alleged racial riot in Sungai Petani as they could threaten national security.

“The people should check with the authorities to get the true picture of the situation, and not to spread rumours on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or blogs,” he told reporters after the launch of the police motorcycle patrolling unit by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak at Bandar Kinrara, Puchong here today.

Refuting the rumours, Ismail said, “The emergency (declaration) is also not true, if it is true, I should have been informed.”

On the motorcycle patrolling unit, he said the initiative showed that the police were not complacent in ensuring the safety of the people. He said continuous consultations with the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) and strategic formulation led by the Home Ministry would enable various programmes to be strengthened in combating crime.  – Bernama