Published: Saturday March 2, 2013 MYT 11:11:00 AM
Updated: Saturday March 2, 2013 MYT 11:12:01 AM
Family regrets inaccurate report on cop death in Lahad Datu
LAHAD DATU: The family of one of three injured policemen involved in a gunbattle with a group of armed intruders in Tanduo on Friday expressed regret over an incorrect media report claiming the policeman had died.
Madun Buyung, 57, of Kampung Tabanak, Lahad Datu, is related to Corporal Azman Ampong who was earlier reported by the media to have been killed in the shootout.
He urged the media to be more careful before broadcasting their news.
"Please ensure the information you obtain is correct. Get verification from the doctor first before publicising the news," he told reporters when met at the Lahad Datu Hospital here.
He was commenting on a media report that Azman, who was assigned here from Ulu Kinta, Perak was killed in the gunbattle when in reality, the policeman was merely injured.
Azman is one of two injured police personnel receiving treatment at the hospital here, while the other has sought treatment in Sandakan.
According to Madun, the incorrect news report caused anxiety to the family members but they are grateful that Azman is safe. - Bernama