RM1k fine for anyone venturing out? Fake news

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 31 Mar 2020

PETALING JAYA: A commotion at a supermarket, a RM1,000 fine on anyone who leaves their house and a notice supposedly by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) – these are among the fake news circulating on social media.

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry’s quick response team said the Tawau district police chief had denied the IGP issued a notice regarding the movement control order (MCO).

It said that the National Security Council (NSC) had also debunked allegations of a commotion at a supermarket that supposedly happened in Johor and was captured on a video recording.

"This was actually a video recording of suspects looting several supermarkets which happened in a few districts in the United States," it said in a statement on Tuesday (March 31).

It added that the NSC had denied allegations on a viral message claiming that apart from Foodpanda, GrabFood and restaurants that had obtained prior approval, anyone caught leaving their houses, including those who were doing food deliveries, would be slapped with a RM1,000 fine.

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