Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun (second from left) and Perak State Secretary Datuk Seri Abdul Puhat Mat Nayan (left) at Pasar Awam Parit Buntar today. Bernama Photo

PARIT BUNTAR: Police may set up a department or special unit to probe cases under the Anti-Fake News Act 2018.

Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, said following the gazettement and enforcement of the Act on Wednesday, police have take proactive action by readying staff and officers to conduct investigations on such cases.

He said that currently, the scope falls under the Commercial Crime Investigation Department and Criminal Investigation Department.

“As of yesterday, I have yet to be informed of any police reports or cases related to the Act.

“Police however, is ready to carry out its responsibility in investigating such cases by training our officers. There will also be a person in charge to handle such cases in all police contingents,” he said.

Mohamad Fuzi was speaking to reporters after attending the ‘Kerian Crime and Drug-Free Programme’ in Dataran Kerian Permai, on Friday.

Mohamad Fuzi said, if necessary, police will add a department or division to handle the matter, especially at Bukit Aman level and at each contingent.

“I would like to stress that the police have no relations to politics. When the Act is gazetted, it then becomes the responsibility of the police. We will work with the Communications and Multimedia Commission and related agencies to execute this.

“We are not involved politically, we are professional. So now that the law is ready and enforceable. It is now our responsibility to conduct investigations,” he said.

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