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Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Datuk Mazlan Mansor said that the recordings had been created and spread by unscrupulous parties with the intention of intimidating Malaysians and provoking public outrage. NSTP/LUQMAN HAKIM ZUBIR

KUALA LUMPUR: The public is urged to ignore viral audio recordings on social media claiming that race riots will take place in the country this weekend.

Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Datuk Mazlan Mansor said that the recordings had been created and spread by unscrupulous parties with the intention of intimidating Malaysians and provoking public outrage.

He also warned social media users not to further disseminate the audio recordings, which may affect the nation’s harmony and peace.

“The public is also advised to contact the police to verify suspicious news (they may receive),” he said in a statement on Thursday night.

The audio recordings, which went viral this week, claim that race riots will take place on Dec 7 and Dec 8; and warned members of the public to stay at home to avoid the clashes. – Bernama

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