KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Inspector-General of Police Mazlan Mansor has refuted talk that racial riots will take place this weekend, saying such claims are untrue.
He said several audio recordings that have gone viral on social media claiming that riots will take place on Dec 7 and 8 and warning people not to leave their homes were created by unscrupulous parties with the intention of intimidating the public and provoking outrage among the people.
“The police are advising the public not to use social media platforms and other communications networks to disseminate information that may provoke racial sentiments or touch religious sensitivity.
“The public is also advised to contact the police for verification purposes in the event of suspicious news,” he said in a statement last night.
Mazlan said the police had also issued a warning prohibiting the sharing and transmission of such news as it would affect harmony and peace.