The leaked police communique Whatsapp message notifying the public of the presence of suicide bombers in KL and Sabah was indeed genuine.
According to Inspector-General of the Malaysian Police Squad, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, the police memo was authentic and he expressed great regret over the leak; saying that the police force wanted to keep the information from the public as it might worry or cause havoc among the public.
The memo that went viral throughout Malaysia through Whatsapp message stated that the Phillipine militant group Abu Sayyaf, and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had 18 of their suicide bombers gaining access to Kuala Lumpur and Sabah (10 in Kuala Lumpur and 8 in Sabah).
Tan Sri Khalid also said that the Malaysian police are keeping track of all possible threats and were taking measures to neutralize the suicide bombers and their mission to stir up pain and havoc.
He added that the public should not be worried but, at the same time, should always be on the lookout for any suspicious activity – and asked to immediately contact the authorities if there is a slight hint of an imminent terror attack.