Cops say man seen at R&R was not wearing a pink tag

IPOH: The police have debunked fake news about a man who was seen wandering at the Bukit Gantang R&R, said to be a Bangladeshi and wearing a pink Health Ministry wrist tag.

Taiping OCPD Asst Comm Osman Mamat said the man in the video was a local who had got lost and was found at the R&R on Saturday at 10.50am.

“We got a call from the PLUS patrol unit about the 53-year-old man walking around at the R&R.

“When we arrived, we found that he was not wearing a wrist tag as claimed in a viral video, ” he said in a statement on Saturday (Jan 16).

“We then found out that the man had hitched a ride from a lorry to travel to Alor Setar to look for work.

“He alighted at the R&R and began wandering about, ” he added.

ACP Osman said the man was from Kampung Pondok in Padang Rengas, but was staying with his sister in Ipoh.

“We sent the man to the Kamunting bus station so he could take a bus back to his sister’s house, ” he said.

ACP Osman also warned the people not to spread fake and unverified news.

“Such actions can cause anxiety among the people.

“Sharing of fake news is an offence under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.

“Those found guilty can be fined up to RM50,000 or jailed not more than one year, or both, ” he said.

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