IGP: Respect law and order, stop spreading fake news

IGP: Respect law and order, stop spreading fake news

KUALA LUMPUR: The Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador urged all quarters, including politicians, to adhere to the rule of law during this political turmoil.

Speaking to the media after having an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara, Hamid said that law and order in the country was still preserved despite attempts by several quarters trying to flare up the situation.

“The Ruler summoned us as His Majesty wanted to get an update on the security level of our country. We told him that everything is under control,” he said.

Also present was Chief of Defence Force Tan Sri Affendi Buang.

Hamid urged politicians to keep carrying out their duties as usual, with responsibility and accountability, and stop making sensitive statements.

He also called upon the public stop making speculations, adding that the authorities are monitoring fake news content on the digital space.

“We will take action against those who are spreading lies involving what’s happening, including on the happenings at Istana Negara.

He also cautioned certain quarters, without naming them, from spreading fake news.

“To people who want to act as a person who knows it all, just be careful as we are monitoring you. We respect freedom of expression but don’t go beyond the Federal Constitution,” said Hamid.

On related matter, Affendi said that security level in the country has been tightened due to the current political situation.

By Hema Subramaniam and G Vinod