The purported ‘decree’ supposedly issued by Johor Palace imposing a nighttime curfew on children below 18 is fake.
A statement on Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar’s official Facebook page said the supposed ruling circulating on social media on the curfew following a tragic accident that killed eight teenage cyclists in Johor Baru on Saturday is not true.
“Sultan Ibrahim denies and rejects the fake statement that is being circulated on social media.
“It must be known that the palace did not issue the directive,” it was stated in the statement.
The alleged ‘decree’ dated Feb 19 stated children under 18 were not allowed to go out after 10pm without adult supervision.
The fake statement also claimed that the children and their parents could be subject to a two-month counselling session and the parents could also be jailed or fined RM5,000 if they violated the new directive.
On Saturday at 3am, eight teenagers were killed when a car driven by a lady ploughed into a group of about 30 to 40 teenagers on bicycles at a highway beside the Mahmoodiah Muslim cemetery.