Guard who cried 'tiger' nabbed for immigration offences

KUALA LUMPUR: The security guard who had allegedly said, in a voice note, that a tiger had been spotted in Kemensah Heights, has been arrested for immigration offences.

Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak, in a statement Saturday (May 21), said the arrest was made at 7pm Friday (May 20) after a police team visited the security post at Jalan Tropika Kemensah 3.

"Checks on him showed that he had no valid documents to stay in Malaysia and he has been arrested for further investigations.

"The 51-year-old man, who is a Bangladesh national, is believed to be the same man who had said that a tiger was seen there," ACP Farouk said.

On Friday, following the voice note going viral, Perhilitan conducted surveillance work to track down the animal but were unable to locate the tiger.

Zoo Negara confirmed to the police that no tigers had escaped as well.

"The police urge everyone not to spread false news that could lead to unrest and panic within the community," ACP Farouk said.

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