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PDRM Confirms That Viral TikTok Photos of a “Riot” in Perak Regarding GE15 Are Fake

today23 November 2022


(source: Sinar Harian)

On Monday (21 Nov), the police warned Malaysian social media users against uploading content that would threaten public safety and order, after the online public brought up clips by youths on TikTok posting content related to the 13 May 1969 racial riots and violence after the 15th general election.

While many are becoming increasingly anxious, rumours and photos of a riot breaking out in Lenggong, Perak went viral over social media. It was allegedly due to the coalition between Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional to form the state government.

Today (23 Nov), Perak police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri confirmed that the photos were taken out of context and were fake, according to The Star. A police investigation found no such gathering after the formation of the state government.

(source: FMT)

“Lenggong is the parliamentary area, where Mentri Besar (Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad) contested in…

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Written by: Karissa Lund

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