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Viral incident fake: Police
Published on: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Semporna: The viral incident of a senior citizen being stabbed and robbed of his 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) money, and a suspect was shot dead by a security guard, at a bank here, is false.

Semporna District Police Chief Supt Peter Umbuas said police investigations found the news, which was spread through WhatsApp, was related to an incident involving a 20-year-old man who was found with his wrist slashed in front of the bank, Monday.

"In the 11am incident, a member of the public who saw the man lying down near the bank premises, stopped a traffic policeman patrolling the area, for help," he said.

According to him, the man, believed to be mentally unstable, cut his wrist with a sharp object in front of the bank.

The man was taken to the Semporna Hospital for treatment, he said, adding that the public should stop spreading false news which could disrupt public harmony. - Lagatah Toyos

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