Facebook, Twitter accounts that spread false news of citizenship awards are fake, says Bukit Aman


  • Nation
  • Monday, 30 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman believes the Facebook and Twitter accounts that spread fake news regarding the award of citizenship to 200,000 foreigners are fake.

Bukit Aman CID D5 (Prosecution and Legal division) principal assistant director Senior Asst Comm Mior Faridalatrash Wahid said preliminary investigations showed that the accounts under the name Tengku Raja Alam Shah are fake.

"The National Registration Department (NRD) director-general lodged a police report in Putrajaya on Sunday (Sept 29).

"We are investigating under Section 500 of the Penal Code for slander and Section 233 of the Multimedia and Communication Act," he told a press conference in Bukit Aman on Monday (Sept 30).

On Sunday, the NRD lodged a police report on the claims made by Twitter and Facebook account holder "Tengku Raja Alam Shah" regarding a posting titled "200,000 new recipients of citizenship vow to repay the government".

Its director-general Datuk Ruslin Jusoh said the report was made at 11am on Sunday at the Putrajaya police headquarters to enable the police to conduct an investigation into the claims that contained false information.

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