PUTRAJAYA APRIL 28: The Royal Police of Malaysia (RPM) has received 19 reports linking to Rohingya issues , Security Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob confirmed here today.
Ismail said, from the reports lodged by the party concerned, the police has opened four investigation papers for further actions.
Yesterday, the Senior Minister said the police were investigating on issues relating to the Rohingyas in Malaysia. The issues, he said, were highlighted through videos and audios on the social media since the enforcement of Movement Control Order on March 18.
Ismail also mentioned that some of the videos/ audios might be fake and the police have to investigate on the authenticity of the sources of the information.
He also warned the people not to share any news or information without checking the validity of the sources with sebenarnya.my portal.
He stressed that anybody could be charged for spreading fake news and for that do not share if the information has no validity.
The police and the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has opened 238 investigation papers on COVID-19 fake news.
Ismail said, from that 170 cases are still under police investigation while 24 cases have been charged in the courts and 13 have pleaded guilty.
Recently, many petitions have been making round on social media demanding that the Rohingyas be deported from Malaysia and that their problems should be resolved by Myanmar. Some petitions were blocked because of hate speech.
There are more than 101,010 Rohingya refugees and asylum seekers living in Malaysia.
The hate speech against the Rohingyas surfaced on social media after Malaysia was criticized for not allowing entry to a large boat bringing so many Rohingyas to the country on April 16.
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said in a statement there have been many attempts made by illegal immigrants and human trafficking boats to enter the country during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period when Malaysia is struggling with Covid-19 pandemic.- Malaysia World News