Public warned against sharing fake news on missing Irish teen


PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman has warned the public against sharing fake news on missing Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Mazlan Mansor said authorities were still conducting search-and-rescue operations to find the missing 15-year-old.

"She went missing at a resort in Seremban on Aug 4.

"A joint search operations including personnel from the Fire and Rescue Department, Civil Defence Force, Rela, as well as the Negri Sembilan Forestry Department, is on-going, " he said in a statement on Tuesday (Aug 6).

He added that volunteers from the area also joined in the search for the missing teenager.

"The Negri Sembilan police chief will have daily press conferences to report on any updates on the search and rescue efforts.

"He will do so to avoid any speculation from arising which could make the public anxious, " he said.

Mazlan warned the public against spreading any fake news on the matter.

"This is to protect the sensitivity of the girl's family, as well as to avoid any speculation which could jeopardise the search operations.

"We have no reason to believe there is any criminal element involved in this case, and as such, it has been classified as a missing persons report, " he said.

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