PETALING JAYA: Bernama stated that the police are ready to take action against someone who spreads false news about the Covid-19 vaccine or discourages individuals from taking the vaccine.
In fact, Deputy Inspector-General of Police (igp) acryl sani in general said that if there was normally some report submitted on the issue, an investigation paper would essentially be opened.
“So far no police report has been received and the police wish to advise the public not to make any statement that could confuse or cause concern to the community,” he said in a statement today.
He added that, under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the 1988 Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA), the case will be prosecuted.
Section 505(b) of the penal code applies to comments that effectively give rise to public alarm and discomfort, while section 233 of cma 1998 refers to the primarily unauthorized use of network or network services.
Bernama claimed earlier today that after seeing television coverage of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin getting his first Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shot yesterday, some social media users alleged that another form of liquid may have been given to the Prime Minister as the color of the needles changed during the vaccination process from blue to orange.
As a consequence, in the vaccination process, the health ministry explained that different needles serve different purposes.
In fact, it mentioned that when really extracting fluid from the specific vial containing the covid-19 vaccine, a peculiarly larger needle, which is usually a kind of blue in color, is usually needed in particular to ensure especially smooth extraction. “The needle colour signifies bore size, with the blue one used to aspirate liquid from the vial while the smaller bore-size needle (red or orange) is used for inoculation to ensure less pain and bruising,” the health ministry said in a statement today.