Stop spreading rumours of IS attack, say police

Bukit Aman police headquarters

KUALA LUMPUR: The police have dismissed reports that several locations in the city are being "targeted" by terror groups.

Inspector-General of Police Secretariat assistant head (Corporate Communications) Asst Comm Datin Asmawati Ahmad stressed that the police have never named specific locations to be the targets of the terror group.

“The IGP only said that the police were beefing up security at public places to ensure everyone’s safety and this is exactly what the police are doing, by increasing our presence,” she said, in a statement issued by Bukit Aman on Sunday.

She added that the police were always on high alert for any possibilities.

Asmawati said the police viewed the spreading of unverified information seriously as it had caused uneasiness among the public.

“People are advised not to believe in such rumour and should stop spreading news that can cause unrest, especially statements that do not come from the police force,” she said.

Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Adnan Tengku Mansor said earlier that popular tourist spots such as Bangsar, Publika and Bukit Bintang have been identified as possible targets by the terror groups.

City police chief Comm Datuk Tajudin Md Isa however advised the public to proceed with their daily activities, assuring that it was safe for the citizens and tourists to enter the city.

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