A photograph of the body of one of the two workers killed in the SMRT accident that went viral was leaked by a full-time police national serviceman, said the police on Friday (March 25).
The picture, which showed a close up of Mr Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari’s body lying on the MRT track, was circulated on social media websites, forums and messaging app WhatsApp earlier this week.
It was even seen by some of Mr Asyraf’s family members before they received news that he died.
On Friday (March 25), a police spokesman told The New Paper, in response to media queries, the picture was a screenshot allegedly taken off a police computer terminal screen by an officer, who is believed to have later shared it with his family and friends.
The spokesman added that the police are investigating the officer for an offence under the Official Secrets Act.
“The Police deeply regret the insensitive and illegal action of the officer, and met with the family today to explain the circumstances surrounding the leakage,” he said.
“The Police have strict rules on the management of official information and take a very serious view of any breach. Officers who commit any wrongdoing will be dealt with in accordance with the law.”
This article was first published on March 25, 2016.
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