KUALA LUMPUR: Individuals and quarters detected spreading false information on the accident-scuffle on the North South Expressway (NSE) near the Southville City junction last Saturday which saw the death of a 29-year-old man may face action.
At the moment, the Selangor police are in the midst of collecting the false information being shared on social media by irresponsible quarters before identifying who these individuals are.
Selangor Crime Investigation Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ahmat said apart from interfering with investigations, these false information could create division and disrupt the harmony between races.
"We will take strict action in accordance with existing provisions of the law under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and make them face justice.
"This is because there are individuals spreading inaccurate information as though they were at the scene of the incident, when in fact they only heard reports from other quarters who also obtained inaccurate information," he said when contacted today.
Fadzil said the actions by these irresponsible quarters are just leading to racial and religious polemics to a point that it has gone far off from the actual facts of the incident.
"As soon as our investigations are complete, we will track and arrest those who spread false information on the incident," he said.
Last Saturday, a minor road accident led to a scuffle between two people. The scuffle then saw the death of one of them, Syed Muhammad Danial Syed Syakir.
Subsequently, two people were arrested and remanded to assist in investigations.