Viral message on abduction of children for their organs untrue, say police

KUALA LUMPUR: A viral message being shared on social media about the abduction of six children for the purpose of harvesting their organs is fake.

Bukit Aman corporate communications head ACP A. Skandaguru said checks found that the fake message urging the public to be aware of the kidnapping has been making its rounds since 2017 and has been re-posted on various social media platforms recently.

"These children were said to be given banned substances that render them unable to speak so that they can be more easily transported on a poultry lorry to a neighbouring country for organ transplant.

"The message also claimed that the authorities inspected the lorry and found the children," he said in a statement Monday (Sept 26).

According to him, the police did not receive any report on the matter.

He said any individuals caught sharing fake news could be charged with improper use of network facilities under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988.

The police also advised the people not to easily believe baseless and unverified news and to avoid sharing and disseminating such news as it could cause public distress. - Bernama

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