99% of calls to 999 are hoaxes

Women, Welfare and Community Development Minister Datuk Rohani Karim visiting the Nur Tele Centre in Petaling Jaya yesterday. At left is a customer service officer Shahizan Mohamed Hilaluddin.

KUALA LUMPUR: About 99% of the 2.8 million emergency calls made each month are false.

Bernama reported Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Min­ister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan as saying that the false calls over 999 were either made by callers who remained silent, or mischievous children.

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