Armed Forces Denies Personnel Infected With COVID-19 During Early Voting

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) today denied allegations that there were COVID-19 infection cases among its personnel after dipping their fingers in indelible ink during the early voting process for the Sabah State Election on Tuesday.

MAF headquarters in a statement today said the allegation, which went viral on social media, was fake news and can cause confusion, spark concern among the people as well as disrupt the state election process.

“Any individual disseminating fake news could be charged under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988,” according to the statement.

Therefore, the public is advised not to be easily influenced by any news that can cause concern in the community.

“Please get the latest information on COVID-19 via the official channels of National Security Council (MKN) and Ministry of Health,” it said.