Spread fake news about Zayn and risk jail time, warn cops

PETALING JAYA: Those who spread fake news on the murder case involving six-year-old Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin risk jail time.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid warned that stern action would be taken under Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act for using network facilities to transmit communication deemed offensive or could cause annoyance to another person.

"Do not share or spread any information that has not been verified. We will not compromise with anyone who intentionally breaks the law," he said in a statement on Saturday (Dec 9).

He said that the case was reclassified as murder following an autopsy on Dec 7, which revealed the victim suffered injuries to the neck.

Zayn Rayyan, who was an autistic boy, was found dead about 34 hours after his reported disappearance.

His body was discovered in a river near his home at Idaman Apartment in Damansara Damai at about 10pm Wednesday.

Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain, at a press conference on Thursday night, said that a post-mortem revealed the victim suffered injuries consistent with strangulation (compression to the neck) as well as other injuries believed to be defensive wounds.

He added that the post-mortem revealed that the victim probably died within 48 hours from when the body was found.

Those with any information on the case can contact the Petaling Jaya Police Operations Room at 03-7966 2222 or contact district CID chief Deputy Supt Muhammad Yusof Ahmad at 013-976 0019, Senior Investigating Officer Asst Supt Mohd Hafizwe Ismail at 013-358 7571 or Investigating Officer Insp Nina Syamimi Syamsuddin at 017-531 6415.

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