Cops: No 'empty syringe' incident at Bangi PPV, it was all a misunderstanding

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 20 Jul 2021

KAJANG: The chief executive officer of the Bangi Avenue Convention Centre (BACC) vaccination centre has denied claims that a man was nearly injected with an empty syringe.

Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zaid Hassan said they received a report from the CEO at around 2.50pm on Sunday (July 18).

"He lodged the report to deny a tweet (in which) a male vaccine recipient... alleged he was almost jabbed with an empty syringe there on Saturday.

"However, during our checks, we could not find any video or pictures of the incident," he said in a statement on Tuesday (July 20).

He said investigations found that the staff at the centre had clearly communicated and explained the procedure for vaccination to the man but he was not satisfied.

"It was all just a misunderstanding. The man believed he was injected with an empty syringe but he had actually received the Sinovac vaccine.

"As of now, no police report has been lodged by the recipient or any other individual on the issue," he said, adding that the BACC official only lodged a report to deny that such an incident occurred.

He said the case was being investigated for misuse of network facilities under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.

"Investigations revealed that the tweet was made by the recipient's girlfriend... the community (received) it negatively.

"We advise the public to be cautious when making statements or creating posts which could not be verified, especially involving sensitive issues.

"This is to avoid wrong views or perceptions which could lead to public anxiousness and threaten public order involving the vaccination programme," he said.

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