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POLICE PRESS & PUBLIC RELATIONS

OFFICE

LINE BARRACKS PORT LOUIS


Tel: 2126941, 2081212 Ext: 1464 Fax: 2080624
Email:ppo.mpf@govmu.org

PRESS COMMUNIQUE

Head of News/ Chief Editor 05.04.2020

Rename Flacq Hospital

CERT-MU has informed this office that a petition “Rename


Flacq Hospital as Dr Bruno Cheong Hospital” has been created
on Change.org website (https://www.change.org/p/ministry-of-
health-rename-flacq-hospital-as-dr-bruno-cheong-hospital),
requesting people to sign same, supposedly a demand from the
government, to rename Flacq Hospital after late Dr Bruno
Cheong. The recipient has in the process to enter his personal
information such as First name, Last name and email address.
After signing the petition the user is taken to another link where
a donation is required. Social media platforms such as Facebook
and whatsapp are also being used to propagate this petition.

As advised by CERT-MU this office wishes to inform the


public in general that this is a petition scam aimed at gaining
sympathy of people and extort money from them in the form of
charity. The public in general is advised to be cautious of these
types of scams and to refrain from revealing any
personal/sensitive or banking information as this could lead to
identity theft and money loss.

Inspector S.Coothen
PP & PRO