One of the most popular holiday destinations in Malaysia is Genting Highlands or Resorts World Genting. Home to multiple resorts and theme parks, the location in Bentong, Pahang has a lot to offer to tourists and we certainly enjoyed our stay at the revamped Resorts World Awana recently. While there’s a lot of fun things to try out there, one must always remember to be careful on holidays as well.
Several strange incidents had happened in Genting this year. First, there was a man who shocked hotel guests when he suddenly stripped naked in the middle of the hotel lobby shortly after arriving with his family. There was also the time where a foreign couple tried to scam people by pretending they needed money for their child. Just recently, it was reported that an alleged robbery took place at SkyCasino? Here’s the story:
Claim of robbery at @RW_Genting
Eyewitness says some of the robbers are Mat Salleh, more than RM10m were stolen and getaway with helicopter.. Wow pic.twitter.com/CKyGhHaz00
— Klangboy (@Klangboy1) August 31, 2022
A TikTok video posted on Tuesday (30th August) has been circulating all over social media lately where netizens speculated a robbery had taken place at the SkyCasino in Genting. In the original 80-seconds video, we can see visitors gathering outside of the casino after an alarm went off. The man recording, speaking in the Hokkien dialect, questioned as to why the casino was closed and if it was due to a robbery or a fire.
He revealed that the cable car service was also shut down and that hotel counters were closed, which resulted in guests not being able to check into their rooms until the matter was resolved. The original source of the video is currently unknown but the video itself has apparently been circulating with a caption that reads, “There was a 10Mil Robbery by Ang Mohs with Helicopters, all the doors in Genting Highlands Casino were Locked, Roads Blocked”.
After the post went viral, local authorities began their investigation only to discover that no robbery had taken place. “Police have also conducted an investigation and confirmed that no robbery took place as claimed in a video or audio clip that had gone viral on social media,” said Bentong District Police chief Supt Zaiham Mohd Kahar. He also urged the public to stop spreading rumours and misinformation that could cause people to panic.
Resorts World Genting also issued an official statement on their website recently to further clarify on what had happened that day. “On 30th August 2022 at approximately 1.30pm the fire shutters at the SkyCasino entrance came down due to the triggering of false fire alarm. The matter was resolved within 15 minutes,” the statement reads.