There is nothing racial about it, say police


PETALING JAYA: The federal police has warned the public against spreading news that the road rage murder case at Bangi was racial in nature.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Mazlan Mansor (pic) said they were aware the case has gone viral with many wild accusations being spread on social media.

“Let us do our work. Baseless accusations will only hamper our investigations. Those who witnessed the incident should talk to the police instead of making claims online, ” he told The Star yesterday.

Mazlan in a press statement said they were aware certain individuals were stirring up the case as being racial in nature.

“There is nothing racial about this. We will not hesitate to take stern action against anyone threatening the peace and public order of the country, ” he said.

Meanwhile, Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said they recorded statements from several witnesses over the case.

“We are expecting to hand over the investigation papers to the deputy public prosecutor for further action by this week, ” he said.

SAC Fadzil also added there have been many baseless accusations and fake news on the case being spread on social media.

“What they are doing is against the law and we can take action under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for those posting content that is either indecent, obscene, false, menacing or offensive in character with the intention to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any person, ” he said.

He said if convicted, a person can be fined up to RM50, 000 or jailed for one year or both and can be liable to a further fine of RM1, 000 for every day during which the offence is continued after conviction.

It was reported that a fender bender turned into a car chase and ultimately led to a fight where one of two motorists involved was killed at Plus Highway near Bandar Baru Bangi here on Saturday afternoon.

Police have remanded a couple involved in the road rage incident, which has been classified as a murder case.

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