Chinese police cars in Malaysia? It’s just a movie, folks – True or Not


KUALA LUMPUR: Police have rubbished allegations made via social media that Chinese police cars were spotted in Malaysia, saying that this was actually from a movie shoot.

Bukit Aman corporate communications chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Asmawati Ahmad said police had identified the posting that was uploaded on Facebook.

“The user used a profile picture and name of a former leader of Malaysia,” she said in a statement on Thursday (Feb 1).

The post was uploaded together with a picture of two Malaysian-made police cars bearing Chinese words and livery.

The post claimed that other countries were investing in China but their police cars were not spotted there.

It questioned the advantage given to China and the Home Ministry’s agenda.

SAC Asmawati said that the two China police cars were used by an entertainment company filming a movie entitled The Original Sin in Putrajaya.

She said the film is about the life of a policeman in a fictitious town known as Han City.

“We take allegations made on social media seriously because they show an intent to portray a negative perception toward a government agency,” she said.

She advised the public to be cautious when using social media, refrain from making slanderous statements, and to not upload statuses on social media before verifying the authenticity of the information.

“It is also not wise for any party to misuse pictures of famous people as their account profiles on social media to promote their own agendas,” she added.



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Sabah folks invited to witness ‘super blue blood moon’ at iconic Menara Tun Mustapha


BLUE MOON

MO,30/1/2018, KOTA KINABALU: Yayasan Sabah Group and Sabah Stargazer Association will be observing the total lunar eclipse at the Tun Mustapha tower here tomorrow. The group’s corporate communications group manager Sam S. Karnail, in statement, said the event will provide opportunities for the public to witness the rare phenomenon. He said based on National Space Agency’s (Angkasa) observation, the eclipse will happen when the moon rises in the eastern horizon.

However, for Sabah and Sarawak, this phenomenon will begin after moonrise. “The eclipse will start at 6.51pm tomorrow when the Earth’s penumbra starts to touch the moon’s face and at 7.48pm, partial lunar eclipse begins where the moon gradually turns to red.“The total eclipse begins at 8.51pm, with the maximum full eclipse phase at 9.29pm,” he said. This total lunar eclipse, also known as blood moon, will be fully visible in Kota Kinabalu.

“When the eclipse is almost over, the moon had just crossed the perigee position a day earlier (Jan 30) with a distance of 358,993 kilometers from the Earth, making this a ‘Supermoon Eclipse’. Supermoon occurs when the moon is less than 360,000 kilometers from Earth. No specific equipment is required to see this phenomenon.

“Yayasan Sabah Group with the support of Sabah Stargazer Association will hold observation activities for the public to witness this phenomenon. “This is also in line with the effort of the Management of Yayasan Sabah Group to use the iconic Menara Tun Mustapha as a civic and recreational centre for the general public.” he said, adding mobile telescopes will be provided to visitors.

–NSTP



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