KAMPAR - A Facebook post alleging that the police were rude during a random check at a roadblock along Jalan Baru Malim Nawar-Bandar Baru Kampar has gone viral.
The post was published in Chinese by a Facebook user known as "Long Ng" on Thursday (Feb 22) at about 1.10pm. It has been shared over 3,800 times and received 600 comments from other users.
"Long Ng" claimed he was stopped on Thursday at about 10am for allegedly not wearing his seatbelt.
"The policemen told me that one of their colleagues saw me without my seatbelt at a traffic light junction.
"I vehemently denied and called my boss to explain what was happening to me before one of the policemen rudely told me that he is issuing me a summon.
"I then told him to do so but he refused," he added.
Kampar OCPD Superintendent Ng Kong Soon said they have taken note of the posting and would be investigating the matter internally.
"From what I was told, the police on duty at the roadblock had let the man go after the incident.
"Prior to leaving, the man also took a photograph of the policeman using his smartphone," Supt Ng said.
"The public are advised not to share or make viral the post until our investigation is complete," he added.
Supt Ng said an investigation paper has also been opened under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for the improper use of network facilities.
He added that anyone found to have committed the offence could be fined a maximum of RM50,000, or a jail term not exceeding one year, or both.