Only one escapee killed in crash

IPOH: Only one escapee from the temporary immigration detention centre in Bidor was killed in an accident, not 13 as claimed by some on social media, says Perak police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri.

He said the police will investigate the false claim under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.

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“Those convicted can be fined not more than RM50,000, jailed up to one year, or both.

“We would like to advise people not to spread fake information or make any speculation,” he said in a statement yesterday.

A total of 131 Rohingya and Myanmar male detainees, aged between 17 and 35, escaped from the detention centre after a riot broke out on Thursday night.

One of them was killed in an accident on the North-South Expressway.

A manhunt is on for the remaining 114 Rohingya and 16 Myanmar nationals.

“Those with information are advised to come forward by contacting investigating officer Asst Supt Noor Irwan Abd Ghani at 017-316 8097 or the Tapah district police station at 05-401 1222,” he added.

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