IS scare in Penang from photos of police in combat gear

Datuk-Abdul-Ghafar-RajabGEORGE TOWN: Penang police have denied that threats have been made by Islamic State terrorist network (Daesh) and are asking the public to remain calm.

Penang police chief Abdul Ghafar Rajab said that old photographs of policemen in full combat gear making rounds at malls had been spread on social media yesterday. The situation in Penang was not as it was made out to be, he said.

However, Abdul Ghafar acknowledged that security was increased on Malaysia Day yesterday as a precautionary measure.

“I urge the people not to spread untrue stories on social media as it could create unnecessary panic and fear among the public. Verify it with the police first before making any comments regarding national security,” he said today.

People as far as Sabah and Sarawak had been sharing the posting.