Cops on the trail of woman who spread fake news on vaccine after archer Haziq's death


KAJANG: Police here are tracking down a woman said to have spread fake news on the Astrazeneca vaccine via Instagram, in connection with the death of national archer Haziq Kamaruddin.

Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zaid Hassan said a police report was lodged by a member of the public after seeing the Instagram post on Saturday (May 22).

"The 3min, 34sec video was uploaded by an Instagram user and also circulated on WhatsApp," he said in a statement on Monday (May 24).

ACP Mohd Zaid said the video also accused the Health Ministry of causing Haziq's death due to a clotted artery after taking the vaccine, but did not disclose the real cause of death.

"We are tracking down the individual involved in the video.

"We are investigating under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988," he added.

He also advised the public not to comment blindly or spread unverified news on social media and other platforms.

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