Police mount round-the-clock roadblocks, warn against incendiary social media posts

The Royal Malaysia Police is conducting 24-hour roadblocks at strategic locations nationwide to prevent crime and ensure public safety.

However, these roadblocks will not be enforced during rush hour.

“The people need not worry about carrying out their daily activities because security in the country is under control,” read the police statement.

The statement added that the roadblocks are part of the police’s posture of stepping up its ‘omnipresence’ and readiness in dealing with any eventuality.

Some locations where the roadblocks have been set up include at the Penchala Link (heading towards Mont Kiara) and near Ampang Point.

This comes after police warned Malaysian social media users against uploading incendiary messages that could create fear and unrest among the public.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, in a statement yesterday, also warned that jail time and fines await those who spread hate speech, especially involving royalty, race, and religion, online.

Malaysia’s 15th General Election on Saturday resulted in a hung parliament. Pakatan Harapan won 82 seats but it was not enough to form a simple majority of 111 out of the 220 seats contested.

Perikatan Nasional won 73 seats, while BN suffered a humiliating drubbing, securing only 30 seats.

Leaders from Pakatan Harapan (Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim) and Perikatan Nasional (Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin) met the Agong yesterday to form a government but could not reach an agreement.

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