Food delivery rider alleged to have been harassed urged to file police report immediately

The post shared by a food delivery rider on social media.

KUCHING, April 26: The police are calling on a food delivery rider to come forward and lodge a police report after he claimed to have been harassed and nearly robbed by three individuals on motorcycles at the Malihah-Serapi area on Monday (April 24).

Rather than sharing and uploading their experience on social media, Padawan District Police Chief Supt Abang Zainal Abidin Abang Ahmad emphasised that victims of crimes should immediately report such incidents to the police so that appropriate actions can be taken.

“Althought it has been 12 hours since the post was uploaded on social media at 12 noon yesterday (Monday), no one has yet come forward to file a police report.

“If anyone is a victim of a crime or has information related to criminal activity, the first thing they should do is report it to the police to enable prompt follow-up action,” he said in a statement yesterday (April 25).

Additionally, Abang Zainal also urged the public to continue to put their trust on the police in enforcing the law and expressed concerns that making such posts on social media could create a negative impression of security in an area.

According to him, under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, legal action can be taken if it is found that online content is posted solely for the purpose of gaining social media ratings.

The public can directly report or provide information on any criminal activity directly to IPD Padawan operations room at 082-862233. — DayakDaily