Johor police chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay says he will track down anyone involved in the dissemination of confidential information, such as the names of police officers and personnel who allegedly conspired with “Geng Nicky”.
He cited a post that is being widely shared on WhatsApp by certain quarters, listing 12 names, said to be of police and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers arrested recently.
Ayob Khan said police would investigate any such sharing on social media under Section 203A (1) of the Penal Code.
“Anyone convicted of this offence could face a maximum fine of RM1 million or imprisonment up to a year, or both.
“I advise the general public not to disseminate any confidential information or the full force of the law would be brought against them,” he said.
It was reported earlier that police had arrested 10 policemen and two MACC officers suspected to be linked to fugitive businessman Nicky Liow.
They were detained during the second phase of Op Pelican 3.0, conducted in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan from April 21 to April 27. – FMT