Cops looking for man who filed fake report

Kuching deputy police chief Supt Merbin Lisa

KUCHING: Police are looking for a 46-year-old man, who lodged a fake report claiming that he was robbed behind a restaurant in Jalan Rock here on Tuesday (April 13).

It was believed that the man filed a police report to avoid being fined by the National Registration Department (NRD) after losing his identity card (MyKad) for the third time.

Kuching deputy police chief Supt Merbin Lisa said in the report, the man claimed he sustained injuries after two robbers approached him on a motorcycle around 12.30am and robbed him of his belongings, including his MyKad.

“However, our investigation found that the report was fake and he actually lost his belongings in a drunken scuffle with a colleague that night.

“The case is investigated under Section 182 of the Penal Code for lodging a fake police report, and if convicted, provides for a fine of up to RM2,000, or imprisonment for up to six months, or both.”

The public have been reminded to be more responsible.

“Irresponsible action like this has led to a waste of the government’s time and money where the police should focus on more important tasks and not on these untrue and false criminal cases.”