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M'sian police refute rumours of child smuggling bid into Thailand
Publication Date : 29-05-2014
Kedah anti-smuggling unit chief Abdul Latiff Abdul Rahman has denied news circulating on social media sites that there was an attempt to smuggle six local children from Bukit Kayu Hitam into Thailand via a poultry lorry, according to Bahasa Malaysian daily Harian Metro.
The rumours were said to have been sparked by a man who posted a congratulatory message on Facebook on the success of the Bukit Kayu Hitam anti-smuggling unit in preventing the incident.
The posting went viral soon afterwards.
“None of my men or officers are aware of such an incident,” Abdul Latiif said.
He said it was impossible for a poultry lorry to be headed for Thailand because it was usually the other way around, adding that there were tight controls and CCTV cameras monitoring the 1.6km stretch of the Changlun-Bukit Kayu Hitam highway.
Investigations were underway to determine the motive for the man’s Facebook posting, he added.