Viral article on 6pm curfew is fake, say KL police

KUALA LUMPUR: A supposed news article being shared online claiming that police will arrest those outside their homes after 6pm is fake, say City police.

City deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Yong Lei Choo said that the article being shared was not only modified but also dated March 24, 2020.

"The police identified a video clip being shared showing a screenshot of a news article by Suara Sarawak with the title ‘tiada kompromi lagi, keluar rumah selepas jam 6 petang kena tangkap’ (no more compromise, being outside the house after 7pm will lead to your arrest).

"The screenshot has been modified by adding the police logo and attributing it to Kuala Lumpur police, and an audio clip was attached with it, stating that only those with medical issues or emergencies can be outside after 6pm," she said in a statement on Sunday (June 6).

She said the current SOP states that people are allowed to purchase food and essentials until 8pm.

She also urged all to not share fake news and unverified information.

Action can be taken on those who purposely share such information to cause fear among the general public.

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