Police deny military presence in Putrajaya

Among the photos that went viral on social media and text-messaging apps alleging a military presence in Putrajaya.
Among the photos that went viral on social media and text-messaging apps alleging a military presence in Putrajaya.

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 — Police have quashed rumours that a military blockade was being formed in Putrajaya, amidst talk that a National Security Council meeting might take place.

“The viral photos of the military vehicles did not take place in Putrajaya,” said district police chief Assistant Commissioner Rosly Hassan.

His comment came after a post went viral, purporting to show several tanks and military trucks supposedly driving and parked around the administrative capital.

Rosly clarified that roadblocks had been erected in the capital to control traffic flow for the elections, but it did not include military assets after it was alleged the Ministry of Finance building was on lockdown.

“Yes, there were roadblocks and diversions which were executed after planning beforehand, but these are similar to roadblocks and diversions in other districts,” he said.

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