Cops warn against spreading baseless ‘kidnapping alerts’

KOTA BARU: Police are seeking the public’s cooperation, especially Internet users, to stop spreading allegations of kidnapping cases as it is causing fear in the community.

State police chief Comm Datuk Muhamad Zaki Harun said allegations of attempted kidnapping or abduction of children from school, which were being circulated on social media sites of late, had been found to be baseless.

“Several posts that were uploaded on social media have prompted us to conduct an investigation.

“Allegations on the presence of suspicious individuals at school compounds or certain places have been investigated.

“All these allegations were found not leading to a situation of kidnapping or abduction,” he said in a statement, Bernama reported.

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