Lorry driver charged with lodging false police report in Kuala Kangsar

IPOH: A 21-year-old lorry driver has been charged at the Kuala Kangsar Magistrate’s Court with lodging a fake police report.

Kuala Kangsar OCPD Asst Comm Omar Bakhtiar Yaacob said the man was charged under Section 182 of the Penal Code at the court on Tuesday (Oct 4).

ACP Omar said according to the report that was lodged on Sunday (Oct 2), the man had claimed that he was robbed by four armed men in Manong, Kuala Kangsar.

"The man had claimed that he was robbed of RM4,300 at about 12.45pm," he said in a statement on Tuesday (Oct 4).

“After conducting the investigations, we have reason to believe that it is indeed a fake report before proceeding to lodge a report against him,” he said.

Those found guilty of lodging a police report can be jailed for up to six months or a fine of up to RM2,000, or both.

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