COVID-19: 393 cheating cases of face mask selling reported

COVID-19: 393 cheating cases of face mask selling reported

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 393 cheating cases of face masks sales were reported to police nationwide during the Movement Control Order (MCO), so far with a total loss of about RM1.1 million.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Datuk Mazlan Mansor said, he takes this crime as a serious matter, so far, 26 people have been arrested and several have been arraigned in court.

“This is a disease, some are still taking the opportunity to deceive the public in this situation, the police are conducting further investigations into the case,” he said, when a guest on the Malaysia Today (MHI) TV3 issue.

Meanwhile, Mazlan said, 94 investigative papers were opened regarding the spread of fake news related to the COVID-19 outbreak nationwide.

“Six cases have been filed in court while the rest are still under investigation. Police are advising people to use social media wisely.

“Strict action will be taken against those who spread false news about anything happening in the country,” he said.

Commenting on the extension of MCO until April 14, Mazlan said, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) is ready to carry out the order to ensure the COVID-19 outbreak chain could be broken.

“The police have a specific strategy and I hope the community complies with the rules outlined during MCO implementation. Legal action will be taken in case of failure to comply,” he said.