True or not: Viral video of 'Sibol Dam' bursting confirmed fake, cops say no such dam


JOHOR BARU (Bernama): A video that went viral on Facebook and WhatsApp claiming that the "Sibol Dam" in Kota Tinggi had burst is fake, says Kota Tinggi OCPD Supt Hussin Zamora (pic).

Supt Hussin said Sunday (Jan 3) that checks revealed that there was no Sibol Dam in the district.

"There is no Sibol Dam in Kota Tinggi. The viral video shows the location of Sibol B oil palm factory’s waste pond, ” he said.

Hussin said Bandar Tenggara police personnel had also been sent to the video’s location to verify the information.

In addition, he confirmed no roads have been flooded as a result of the water released from the pool as the oil palm factory was located far from any roads.

In the 19-second video, a dam was allegedly seen bursting with water flowing into the surrounding oil palm plantation. - Bernama

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