KUALA LUMPUR: An audio clip which made its rounds on social media, urging the public only to pay outstanding traffic summonses on November 15 to get a special discount, is a hoax.
Police’s Traffic Enforcement Investigation Department (TEID) yesterday refuted the claim through its official Facebook page. “We deny the validity of the statement.
The public should not be influenced by unverified viral messages and should instead refer to the police’s official portal (Traffic Information unit).
“It should also be noted that improper use of network facilities or network services is an offence under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Commission subjected to a fine, imprisonment or both if convicted,” it said via a statement.
The public have been urged to be vigilant and check on the validity of viral messages before spreading it to others.
The audio clip has been making its round in the social media, supposedly by a man claiming to be a housemate of a federal traffic police officer.
He had claimed that police would offer discounts on traffic summonses on Nov 15 this year. The man claimed that all traffic summonses would be reduced to a flat rate of RM30 on that particular date.
-New Straits Times