KUALA LUMPUR: Police are seeking the help of Interpol to track down a Twitter user who insulted the police, labelling them as dogs.
Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed said the Twitter user, who was known as Naavin Pillai and went by the handle @Naavin8, was living abroad.
“We did a background check on him, as well as his Twitter profile and checks with other departments showed he has been living abroad since 2007, ” he said.
Comm Huzir said Naavin was believed to be a 38-year-old technician and still had family living in the Klang Valley.
On Monday, Naavin was alleged to have posted a picture of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador on Twitter with the caption “#petsatwork Anjing/Dogs and/bersama its Master/Tuan”.
Naavin also replied to a tweet from Klang MP Charles Santiago on the arrests of two DAP assemblymen allegedly linked to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
“Please vote in Parliament to refund and reduce the salary of PDRM, remind them who is boss – Mahathir or 50+ PKR MPs, Misbehaving dogs need to be disciplined, ” Naavin said.
The case is being investigated for distributing prohibited content under Section 233 of the Multimedia and Communications Act and public mischief under Section 505B of the Penal Code.
In a separate incident, a travel agent in Penang turned himself in to the police on Tuesday in connection with a picture of a pig stamped with the “halal” logo that had gone viral on social media.
Comm Huzir said police received eight reports over the incident nationwide and would conduct further investigations into the matter.