Deputy IGP: Papagomo-Syed Saddiq incident just a misunderstanding

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019

A file picture of Syed Saddiq being escorted to his car as he was heckled by Barisan Nasional supporters outside Dewan Seri Cempaka Majlis Perbandaran Kajang on nomination day for the Semenyih by-election on Feb 16.

SHAH ALAM (Bernama): A preliminary police investigation has established that blogger Papagomo, whose real name is Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, did not commit an offence against Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman, says Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.

Noor Rashid said that Wan Muhammad who was remanded for three days from Monday, would be released on a police bond on Wednesday (Feb 21).

"It was not a serious offence as to lead to a quarrel; it was a misunderstanding and there was some shoving. He (Papagomo) can be released on bail and the case will be resolved soon," he told reporters after the presentation of the Pingat Jasa Pahlawan Negara (PJPN) awards for the Selangor police contingent to 318 police officers of various ranks here.

Papagomo, who is an Umno Youth exco member, was arrested at his house in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, at about 3pm on Sunday (Feb 17) following the incident involving Syed Saddiq during the nomination for the Semenyih state by-election in Kajang last Saturday (Feb 16).

Syed Saddiq had lodged a police report at the Sungai Way police station. – Bernama


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