Kepong MP’s office clarifies false police e-reports

Yew with the police report and smartphone showing that the e-reporting site was down.

KEPONG MP Lim Lip Eng’s office has clarified that the MP was not behind a recent spate of spam police e-reports.

Following an alert by police earlier this month, Lim’s political secretary Yew Jia Haur said checks by the office showed that the police had received a number of e-reports purportedly from Lim, but were later determined to be spam by an unknown individual.

“They (the police) sent us an email stating that they had received many emails supposedly from us to check on various alleged illegal activities in Kepong.

“However, the reports had similar content and had been repeated for a few months,” Yew said.

“The e-reports were seemingly made in Lim’s name but had a different identity card number.”

According to Yew, the “complainant” had alleged in the reports that they were unhappy with the growing number of drug, gambling and prostitution dens in the constituency.

He said after checking with the staff of the DAP Public Complaints Bureau, it was clear that no one including Lim had lodged any of the complaints received by the police.

He added that the police advised the office to lodge a police report to investigate the spamming.

“We do not know who did it or why they decided to use Lim’s name when lodging the e-reports. Perhaps they felt that by using Lim’s name, the police would take swifter action on the issue.”

Yew urged the public not to use Lim’s name when lodging any report, as they could be charged under Section 182 of the Penal Code for false reports. Those found guilty of the offence could face a maximum sentence of six months in jail or fined up to RM2,000.

“If anyone has information on any illegal activity and do not want to go to the police station themselves, they can visit our office in Metro Prima Kepong and we will assist them,” he said.

During the press conference, Yew tried visiting the e-reporting site but a pop-up message stated that the site was under maintenance.

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