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Johor police say viral assertion of snatch thieves ready for travellers with Malaysia-Singapore border reopening is pretend

JOHOR BAHRU: Johor police on Wednesday (Nov 24) refuted a press release going viral on social media that Singaporeans might face snatch thieves within the district when the Malaysia-Singapore border is open.

Singapore and Malaysia will launch a land vaccinated journey lane by way of the Causeway on Nov 29. Travellers should use designated bus companies within the first section of the scheme.

Johor police chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay stated police would take stern motion in opposition to irresponsible events for spreading pretend info, rumours or unverified information on the matter.

He stated that the general crime index within the state for the yr as of Tuesday fell by 2,610 instances or 39.67 per cent, and the state of affairs is beneath management.

“Snatch thefts in Johor in the identical interval additionally recorded a fall of 125 instances which is equal to 77.64 per cent in comparison with final yr.

“Equally, bike thefts additionally dropped by 1,099 instances or 51.05 per cent,” he stated.

Ayob Khan stated police would proceed to behave aggressively to eradicate crimes and make sure the state is protected to dwell in and go to.

He suggested the general public to not consider viral statements on social media and to confirm the data obtained.

The assertion alleged a whole bunch of thieves on bikes within the district had been awaiting vacationers from Singapore when the Malaysia-Singapore border is reopened.

The assertion amongst others claimed that the police wouldn’t be taking motion if such instances happen, as there could be too many thieves within the state.

This text was initially printed by channelnewsasia.com. Learn the authentic article right here.

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