Govt denies mass deportation of Indonesians during MCO

PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya today denied a viral post on social media claiming that the government has been carrying out the mass deportation of Indonesians during the movement control order (MCO).

In a statement, Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the allegations were not true.

In the same statement released by the communications and multimedia ministry, the government denied that Segamat Hospital in Johor Bahru had been making public announcements on confirmed cases of Covid-19 at each district there.

It also denied news of the Penampang district police chief in Sabah making an announcement regarding a robbery case at a convenience store in Putatan.

“The actual incident took place in Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam in 2019.

“It was an old video,” the statement said.

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