The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is looking for 4 additional individuals to assist in its investigation on flood rumours that were spread online.
To date, four individuals who were asked to come forward to assist with the investigations on the spreading of false news of the Manek Urai School Flood Shelter(Kelantan) have presented themselves at the MCMC office to give their statements. MCMC said is now in the process of finalising the case for it to be presented to the Attorney General’s (A-G) Chambers for further action.
“We are currently continuing to investigate two more cases on the spreading of false news regarding the floods in the East Coast. The first case is about the false news on the deaths of victims that were purportedly kept hidden by the government. We have identified the individual who could assist with this investigation. Meanwhile in a second case, three more individuals have been identified with regards to the false news of the death of 10 victims in Kuala Krai supposedly quoting a local television station as the source,” said MCMC Chairman, Dato’ Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi.
MCMC is currently looking for the 4 indiviudals below and are requesting them to come forward and assist in the investigations:
- Norizan binti Osman (MyKad no.: 660113-03-58xx). Last known address: A-1-6 Desa Bangsawan Jln 27/117A, Off Jln Budiman, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras 56000 Kuala Lumpur
- Siti Hawa binti Mat Yunan (MyKad no.: 940125-03-53xx). Last known address: Kg Seneng Jelawat, Bachok 16370 Kelantan
- Nik Hasnan Izani bin Husain (MyKad no.: 750923-03-62xx). Last known address: Kampung Bukit Mas, Tanah Merah 17500 Kelantan
- Raja Rubiah binti Raja Abu Bakar (MyKad no.: 600106-01-52xx). Last known address: No. 21, Jalan Jaya 1, Taman Jaya, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Kuala Lumpur
The individuals above are requested to contact MCMC investigation officer, Mohamad Syukri Jamaluddin (019-2869515) or Rafina Mimi Muhammad (019-2869471) immediately.
Members of the public with information regarding the individuals above can also contact the MCMC investigation officers.
On Tuesday Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said unverified information was being spread rapidly on social media. He asked the MCMC to investigate and take action on these individuals.
Some 200,000 people were relocated to relief shelters in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang. However the flood situation appears to be improving.
According to Bernama, more people in Kelantan are returning to their homes as the flood subsides. As of last night, there were 142,930 flood victims, with 29,531 in Kota Baru, 24,919 in Pasir Mas, 23,500 in Kuala Krai, 19,400 in Tanah Merah, 13,327 in Gua Musang, and 192 in Pasir Puteh.
The declining trend was mirrored in neighbouring Terengganu, but the number of people displaced by the floods in Pahang and Johor are rising, Bernama reported.
More than 220 tonnes in food supply, medication, clothing, toiletries, generators and cooking supplies have been dispatched by the Malaysian Goverment to flood stricken states, with priorities given to Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu.
The military has dispatched 89 three-tonne trucks, 62 combat boats, 57 outboard motor boats, 27 Land Rovers, 19 Tatra trucks, 13 field kitchens, two helicopters and 30 portable communications devices. The Air Force has also deployed four EC725 helicopters, two Nuri choppers and two C130 military transport aircraft, while the Navy has deployed a team of divers and two helicopters.
As of December 30, 21 people have been confirmed dead in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang.