13 July 2016
Explosives didn’t cause burning van, say police
Those who spread such rumours on social media will be investigated under the Communications and Multimedia Act, says KL Police Chief Amar Singh.
PETALING JAYA: Police have nixed claims that the van that burned down in the Jalan Masjid India area in Kuala Lumpur on Monday was caused by explosives.
In an official statement today, Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Amar Singh Ishar Singh said the fire was caused by engine issues, not an explosion as rumours on social media had claimed.
“Kuala Lumpur police stress that the incident stemmed from the van’s inner workings and was not an explosion as has been made viral,” Amar Singh said.
He warned that the originators of such rumours could and would be investigated under the Communications and Multimedia Act.
No, a van didn’t explode in KL on Monday
By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN – 13 July 2016 @ 12:14 AM
“The van driver, who had just driven to KL from Kedah, realised that smoke coming out of the engine so he pulled over. Shortly after, the vehicle caught fire and the whole van was burnt,” he said.