Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Ignore Tsunami SMS

There are reports of email and sms warning people to stay away from Singapore and Malaysia during Christmas because a tsunami has been predicted to occur during that period. In Malaysia, the government has said that these messages are a hoax. From thestar:
“It’s true that some experts, after analysing data, have predicted that the epicentre of (the next) earthquake in our region will be further north, towards the Andaman and Nicobar islands and that this will cause greater effect in the Straits of Malacca.

“But it’s irresponsible to cause panic by spreading any message stating the exact time that a tsunami will occur,” he told reporters after launching a seminar on e-community by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia here yesterday.

“Anybody getting messages warning of a tsunami over the next few weeks should ignore them. They're not true,” said Kong.
(Thanks Chan)

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