PUTRAJAYA: The public must not purchase or obtain fake Covid-19 test reports showing negative results as it will endanger themselves and others, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The Senior Minister (Security) said he was informed by the police that suspects have been arrested in connection with a syndicate selling such fake documents.
"We will leave the matter to the police. The public must not purchase such fake documents as its repercussions will be disastrous.
“If those who bought the certs are actually Covid-19 positive, it will endanger them, their family members and others," he told reporters during his daily briefing on Sunday (June 7).
He reminded the public not to be fooled by such syndicates and to think of the greater good.
In KUALA LUMPUR, city police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said the two Bangladeshi men detained in connection with the syndicate forging the test results were remanded for 14 days until June 19 to assist investigations.
"KL police will continue operations against syndicates that forge documents on Covid-19 test results," he said on Sunday.
Comm Mazlan urged anyone with information to contact the KL police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or any nearest police station.
It was reported that two suspects linked to a syndicate forging negative Covid-19 test results were arrested by the police on June 5.
City police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim had said two suspects were caught during raids in Jalan Alor selling the fake ‘results’ for RM50 each.
Both suspects were thought to be working for two local men.