KUALA LUMPUR: The Inspector-General of Police says no link was ever established between a 1987 amok case in Chow Kit and the Johor Palace.
The Star Online reported Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun saying the case had gone through the due process of the law after the October 1987 incident.
“Any viral news which linked the incident with the Johor Palace are blatant lies.
He was commenting on last week’s reports by the family of Prebet Adam Jaafar confirming that none of their family members and exonerating the Johor royal family.
“Adam’s family have even come out with a statement confirming that none of their family members were victimised,” he said today.
“Adam’s family have even come out with a statement confirming that none of their family members were victimised,” The Star quoted him as saying today, warning the public not to spread false information.
“This is an offence under Section 4(1) of Anti-Fake News Act 2018. Those found guilty can be fined up to RM500,000 or up to six years imprisonment or both,”
In the incident, Adam, who was then a 23-year-old soldier, stole an M16 rifle and a motorcycle from his army camp in Ipoh and then travelled to Kuala Lumpur.
He went on a shooting spree in the Chow Kit area that left one person dead from a bullet ricochet and several others wounded.
Adam shot at cars and at a petrol station fuel tank which exploded. After he surrendered, his lawyer argued a defence of temporary insanity at the trial.
The case made the headlines after the Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, recently mentioned the incident involving Adam that had marred the name of the Johor royal family.
Back then, it was rumoured that Adam’s brother was supposedly a golf caddy who had laughed when the then Johor Ruler Sultan Iskandar Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail missed a shot.
The late Sultan had supposedly hit Adam’s brother on the head with a golf club and the caddy died.
Last week, Adam’s younger sister, Hawa Jaafar, 53, refuted the rumour that Prebet Adam went on a shooting spree because their brother was the golf caddy who had been killed.
“Adam went amok in Chow Kit due to problems in his workplace and not because our brother was killed by the Sultan,” The Star reported last week.
“I apologise to the family of the Tunku Mahkota Johor for being dragged into this slander involving my brother Prebet Adam.”
She said the family had to hold back their shame and anger for three decades because they were unable to explain the truth to the public and the authorities.