Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cops dismiss social media news of attempted suicide by politician

Police on Thursday dismissed as false information disseminated widely over the social media that a politician had attempted suicide.

Ampang Police chief ACP Khairuldin Saad said a police investigation with the relevant authorities found the information to be untrue.

"I checked with the relevant authorities and there was no report on such an incident," he told Bernama.

Information had been circulated over the social media that "the fire and rescue service had prevented a politician from committing suicide ... (and) that the Ampang Police chief would hold a press conference on the matter tonight".

The information was also disseminated over the WhatsApp application.
Meanwhile, Selangor Fire and Rescue assistant director Mohd Sani Harul confirmed that there was no truth to the information.

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