KEPALA BATAS: A man who did not want to be fined by the National Registration Department for losing his identity card four times decided to lodge a false police report instead after the latest loss.
However, his claim of losing his identity card in a robbery sounded fishy to police and he ended up getting into deeper trouble, North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor said.
He added that the North Seberang Prai Criminal Investigation Division Team detected the false report on March 2.
"Further investigation was conducted on the robbery report made by the man and it was found that the evidence was dubious," ACP Noorzainy said in a statement on March 5.
"After further investigation by the police, the suspect admitted that he faked the police report.
"It was found that the robbery reported to have occurred in Butterworth on March 1 never took place," he said.
"The suspect revealed that the motive for the fake report was because he did not want to be fined by the National Registration Department because he had lost his identity card four times before," he added.
ACP Noorzainy added that an investigation paper was opened and forwarded to the state director of prosecution on March 4.
"We were instructed to open an investigation paper on the suspect under Section 182 of the Penal Code for false reports.
"We urge the public not to make false reports as legal action could be taken against them," he said.