After the implementation of the Full Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia starting 1 June, the approval letter from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is required for individuals who need to get to work or trade interstate.
The system works well in preventing the public to travel without a valid reason. However, it was misused by a certain party when they made it a “business opportunity” to earn money from it.
Recently, a netizen found that forged MITI letters were being advertised on social media and sold for RM400. The price of the forged letter even sky-rocketed to RM800 after the announcement of the Full MCO across Malaysia.
According to China Press, the netizen got the information from someone he knew and he said that the letters were approved by the officers from MITI and the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM).
The netizen said that the irresponsible party mainly advertises on WeChat and claimed that the letter was signed by Kuala Muda District Officer from Kedah. Private messages from interested parties for further enquiry are welcome too.
After incident went viral, the said police officer had been summoned to the police station to assist in the investigation of the case. The case is being investigated under the Penal Code Section 420 for fraud.
The netizen had then lodge a report to PDRM after he got this advertisement. Meanwhile, the PDRM had yet to respond to him.
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