Penang police have denied that threats had been made by Daesh and are asking the public to remain calm.
Penang police chief Commissioner Abdul Ghafar Rajab clarified that police did increase security in Penang on Malaysia Day yesterday as a precautionary step to ensure public safety, but it was not due to Daesh threat.
Referring to images of policemen in full combat gear making rounds at malls that went viral in the social media yesterday, he said those images were old ones and, moreover, the security checks did not take place in the state.
He urged people not to spread untrue stories on social media as it could create unnecessary public fear and panic.
“Verify it with the police first before making any comments regarding national security,” he told Bernama today.