Monday, February 18, 2013

Information Department Denies Issuing Statement on PM's Alleged Resignation

KUALA LUMPUR Feb 18 - The Information Department today stressed that it had never issued any statement on the alleged resignation of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as reported by several social media websites which the department discovered this morning.

Its director-general Datuk Ibrahim Abdul Rahman said the denial was made following the suspected hacking of the department's e-Akhbar and e-Press systems, with two posted statements, Memo Permohonan Rakyat Malaysia and Perdana Menteri Secara Rasminya Meletak Jawatan on e-Akhbar and Memo Permohonan Rakyat Malaysia (e-Press).

"The Information Department Malaysia has taken immediate action by removing the false statements from both systems.

"This is to prevent the dissemination of these statements by the irresponsible parties and to avoid confusion to the public," Ibrahim said in a press statement, here.

He said the department was also conducting an internal investigation on the matter.

A police report would be made for further investigation to be carried out, he added.


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