GM Klang lodges report on coronavirus fake news

Fake news circulated in the social media on the coronavirus in GM Klang
Fake news circulated in the social media on the coronavirus in GM Klang

By Norlaile Abd Rahman

KUALA LUMPUR – There is no 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in GM Klang Wholesale City as circulated in the social media.

In a statement, the company said that the fake news was believed to be initiated following an announcement made by the Customer Service Department of GM Klang on the preventive measures on the virus as recommended by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

“We have been receiving many enquiries from concerned members of the public in relation to unfounded news that the Malaysian man infected by coronavirus as reported widely in the press is a businessman in GM Klang.

“We are saddened to find that irresponsible people have been spreading rumours and fake news relating to the coronavirus and causing unnecessary panic during sensitive time like this.

“This matter is being viewed seriously and we will not hesitate to take legal action against anyone found spreading fake news about GM Klang,” it said in a statement.

GM Klang has also lodged a report to the Malaysia Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC) for further investigation and action towards the fake news.

It also urged the public to exercise good judgement and caution prior to sharing any unverified news. -MalaysiaGazette

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