Saturday, August 13

KKMM refutes several fake news on social media


KKMM refutes several fake news on social media. – AFP file photo

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) have denied claims that a RM300 fine will be imposed on those found sharing a car with at least one person and a RM200 fine for not wearing a face mask during the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) in a statement today said the police had also refuted claims that four Indian men tested positive for Covid-19 had fled the Kepala Batas Hospital in Penang.

“Dungun Hospital also rebutted claim that all hospital staff had been quarantined. Although there is a case of Covid-19 positive at the hospital, the quarantine directive did not involve all staff as alleged,” the statement said.

In addition, the Health Ministry also denied that losing appetite and sense of smell were among the newly discovered Covid-19 symptoms.

Meanwhile, the Selangor Menteri Besar office has quashed claims that several hotspots of the Covid-19 outbreak, including Sungai Lui, Sungai Ramal Dalam, Sungai Merab and Jalan Kebun were allegedly issued by the Selangor branch of the National Security Council (MKN).

In a statement issued by the KKMM this afternoon, the Johor Health Department has denied a claim that Permai Hospital had allegedly sought assistance or donations to purchase protective clothing or personal protective equipment (PPE) and appointed an agent to manage the purchase.

In the meantime, Penampang Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Darell Leiking also rebutted the news that Sabah Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and MPs from the Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) were quarantined after a close contact with Covid-19 positive DAP leaders.

MKN also refuted news in four voice notes claiming that a state of emergency would be declared.

Meanwhile, the police have also clarified a couple of issues involving voice note and video clip related to Covid-19.

“News via voice note saying that the body found in a Myvi car at Hulu Bernam rest and service (R&R) area north-bound in Kuala Kubu Baru is a positive Covid-19 case is untrue.

“Also, a video clip showing a team of policemen arresting a man suspected of Covid-19 positive using an electric stunt gun was just a part of police exercise,” the statement said. – Bernama