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Public should not panic: CM

Published on: Sunday, January 12, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman advised the public not to panic over Friday night's smashing of windows at several premises throughout the State Capital.

He said the police were investigating the incidents and monitoring the situation. "They are also stepping up security throughout the city by engaging more police patrols and road blocks," he said.

He also cautioned people from spreading rumours on the incident especially through the social media.

"Be responsible and don't try to instill fear and cause unnecessary panic among the people," he said.

Meanwhile, Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation Chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye called on the authorities to reinforce their presence, assign more personnel and increase patrolling on the city streets, here.

Condemning the mischievous group who went on a shooting spree, here, on Saturday, he said: "It is indeed a very irresponsible act.

The incident is totally uncalled for as it will only create unnecessary fear and tension among the people in view of the current security situation in the State."

He reminded the public to allow the police to carry out the necessary investigations and identify the culprits.