Cops take statements over vaccine video case

IPOH: Statements have been recorded from several individuals over a claim that two students of SMK Tasek Damai here died after being vaccinated against Covid-19.

Perak police chief Comm Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said that the 39-year-old suspect had her statement recorded at the Klang Selatan district police headquarters on Sunday.

“We have recorded statements from all individuals involved in the case, namely the Ulu Kinta Health director, school principal, medical officers who treated the students, family members, as well as witnesses who were with the suspect while she recorded the video.

“During the process, the suspect admitted to making the statement in the viral video,” he told reporters after an inspection to ensure standard operating procedure are complied with for Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan at SMK St Michael here yesterday.

He said an investigation paper was opened under Section 504 of the Penal Code (intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of peace) and Section 505 (b) of the same Code (for causing fear to the public).

Comm Mior Faridalthrash added that the investigation paper would be submitted to the state prosecution director to charge the suspect.

On Sept 29, Perak police dismissed the allegation as fake in a viral video that two students here had died after being vaccinated.

Investigations found that the students – a male and a female – had died before the vaccination drive for adolescents in the state started on Sept 20.“The female student died of Covid-19 on July 18 while the male student died of a heart ailment on Sept 17,” he said. — Bernama

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