JALALUDDIN: I urge the people not to be taken in by these rumours or aggravate the situation by spreading the matter on social media. - Filepic
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police today warned social media users to stop spreading rumours about the presence of suicide bombers from the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group in Sabah, specifically in the city.
Sabah police commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said police viewed the matter seriously and would not hesitate to take stern action against the rumour-mongers.
He also warned members of the force not to be parties to the rumour-mongering and that they too would not escape the law if caught.
"I urge the people not to be taken in by these rumours or aggravate the situation by spreading the matter on social media," he told reporters the Sabah police's Deepavali open house here today.
Earlier today, Kota Kinabalu police chief ACP M.Chandra in a statement had said that there was no truth to the rumours and that security and safety of the public was the police's top priority.
He said those who resorted to spreading such rumours would face the "full brunt of the law".
- Source: Bernama | ovember 21, 2015