Kuala Lumpur – The Royal Malaysian Police has denied allegations that its Chief Inspector will be firing a policeman linked to recording a video of a nude female suspect, claiming that it to be “fake news”.
“We have detected the distribution of information on the Facebook page ‘Informasi Malaysia Kini’ in an article titled “Chief Police Orders For Policeman Who Recorded Video Of A Naked Woman In The Police Station To Be Sacked”, said ACP Datin Asmawati Ahmad, from PDRM’s Corporate Communications, through an official Facebook statement.
“It has been found that the incident and the images posted to the page http://www.ohmedia.my/2015/02/polis-rakam-aksi-wanita-gila-berbogel-html” actually took place in Moscow, Russia.
The link currently leads to a missing page, as it has been taken down by the source.
However, the original source of information can be traced back to “http://kalamungu.blogspot.com/2015/02/ketua-polis-negara-perintah-pecat.html”.
According to the post from Kalamungu, a group of policeman will face dismissal after recording the video which showed how a woman suffering from mental problems was forced to dance naked in a police station.
Irina K, was arrested for harassing and yelling at people in public. Upon arriving at the police station, Irina stripped her dress and started dancing, singing and jumping on the table of the hall.
She was later taken to a mental hospital. The officers were reprimanded for having watched and laughed at Irina’s antics.
Accordingly, the Russian Inspector General of the Police has promised to take action to those responsible.
The Malaysian police has strongly condemned the uploader and misinformation of the fake news, and have advised the public to be responsible in their use of social media.
“The actions of the people uploading fake news is an irresponsible act – misleading the public and tarnishing the image of the police. We advise the public not to abuse the social media in a way that can affect the public safety and order. Use it wisely and prudently for the common good”, Asmawati stressed out.