JOHOR BARU - A post that has been making the rounds in social media about a Bersih 4.0 gathering in Johor Baru on Saturday night is a hoax.
The post, which first appeared on social media on Friday said that the gathering would run from 7pm until 11.59pm at Dataran Bandaraya.
It drew a lot of attention from the public since it started circulating online.
Bersih 2.0 steering committee vice-chairman (Southern Peninsular) Thomas Fann said that the committee suspected the post might be an attempt to sabotage the rally in Kuala Lumpur by drawing away some of the crowd.
"While we welcome any citizen to organise rallies or activities in support of Bersih's demands, none of our committee members are aware of this gathering to be held in Dataran Bandaraya Johor Baru tonight," said Fann
Fann told The Star that the committee knew nothing about the Johor gathering, adding that he does not know who is behind the viral post.
He urged members of the public to be alert and do not spread or promote this rally in Johor Baru as it is a hoax by unscrupulous parties.
Meanwhile, Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Sulaiman Salleh said that he would still station some of his police personnel at the location tonight.