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Published: Friday December 27, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday December 27, 2013 MYT 11:52:45 AM

Man detained over FB posting on ‘Guling’ rally

PETALING JAYA: A 25-year-old man has been detained over seditious Facebook posting allegedly inciting people to join the “Himpunan Guling Kerajaan” (Rally to Topple the Government) on New Year’s Eve.

The man, whose Facebook name is Asmaelz Hadzeny II, was detained in Saratok, Sarawak, at about 11am yesterday.

Federal CID director Comm Datuk Hadi Ho Abdullah said the jobless man would be sent to Kuala Lumpur to assist in investigations.

Meanwhile, more groups and NGOs have lodged police reports in several states against the planned rally.

In Johor Baru, the Tebrau Umno division Youth wing, Tebrau Belia 4B division and NGO Sahabat lodged a report at the Tiram police station here yesterday.

“The group wanted to hold their version of the Arab Spring here.

“The people had seen what had happened in countries such as Egypt, where nothing good has come out of its Arab Spring,” Tebrau Umno division Youth wing information chief Jamali Bahrom said.

He described the gathering as dangerous to national security.

In Shah Alam, several groups also lodged a report at the district police headquarters.

They were from the Malaysian Ex-British Army Association, Shah Alam Umno Veterans Club, Indian Progressive Front (IPF), Alumni 4B Selangor and Shah Alam Tabika Kemas Association.

The Malaysian Ex-British Army Association representative Abd Aziz Joned, 77, said he was disappointed with the organisers.

“To see certain quarters doing things to tarnish the country’s image and economy is very painful for veterans like me,” he added.

In Putrajaya, seven NGOs including Perkasa, Putrajaya Youth Association and Peninsular Malay Students Association (GPMS) lodged similar reports here.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has urged the public not to attend the rally.

Tags / Keywords: Politics, police report

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