Police can take action against vaccine detractors

PETALING JAYA: The police can take action against those who are urging people not to take the Covid-19 vaccine, says Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.

In a statement, he said that while no reports had been lodged on the matter yet, police could open investigation papers if a report was made.

“The police will open investigation papers if there are reports lodged regarding this issue.

“Cases can be investigated under Section 505 (b) of the Penal Code (statements that lead to public alarm and distress) and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (improper use of network facilities or network service), ” he said yesterday.

Acryl Sani was responding to queries on whether action would be against those spreading fake news to convince people not to take the vaccine.

“The police advise the people not to make any statements that can cause confusion and unrest among the public, ” he added.

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