KUALA LUMPUR, (March 19) — Appropriate action will be taken against those spreading rumour and speculations to the extent of affecting public peace and order, said the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin.
He said police would enforce the existing legal provisions to charge those who created fear and the feeling of insecurity among the people.
“When a speculation arises, especially concerning crime, we will look at the actions that can be taken such as those under the Sedition Act and so on,” he said when met at Bukit Aman, here Wednesday.
He said the culture of rumour mongering or spreading speculation had given a negative impact to the extent of jeopardising police investigation on cases that were being investigated.
He said police were also cooperating with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) which would investigate offences committed in spreading unconfirmed information that affected public peace.
Mohd Bakri said investigation and stern action would be carried out on the people responsible for such offences even if they involved important personalities. – BERNAMA