AMPANG: The police are investigating the possible sighting of a tiger in Kemensah Heights, Hulu Klang here.
Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak said police detected a viral WhatsApp message on Friday (May 20), claiming that a security guard had spotted the tiger.
"Police were dispatched to the area to investigate. Initial investigations revealed that a security guard spotted the tiger on Jalan Tropika, Kemensah 3, Kemensah Heights at about 12.40am on Friday.
"We have contacted the Selangor Wildlife Department (Perhilitan) to assist in tracking down the tiger," he said in a statement on Friday.
He said Wildlife Department personnel started tracking down the tiger at 4pm Friday but to no success as the information given was incomplete.
"Perhilitan personnel are still at the location tracking down the tiger.
"No police report has been lodged yet and there are no witnesses who have come forward," he added.
ACP Mohamad Farouk also said they had yet to locate the security guard who spotted the tiger, who is a foreigner and was temporarily stationed at the housing area.
"We have not gotten any further info on the security guard and we have not managed to track him down.
"We have stepped patrols in the area to ensure the safety of residents," he said.
Zoo Negara has also confirmed that none of their tigers had escaped, he added.
"We urge those with information on the matter to come forward as soon as possible.
"We also urge the people not to spread unverified news or information," ACP Mohamad Farouk said.