Two men arrested for allegedly threatening PM, Deputy IGP on social media

KUALA LUMPUR: Two men were detained for their social media posts that allegedly threatened Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay.

Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said the suspects' social media posts contained statements that have elements of criminal intimidation.

"Both men were detained on Friday (Oct 27).

"The first suspect, a 51-year-old man, was detained in Bandar Baru Bangi while the second suspect, a 27-year-old man, was detained in Bukit Mertajam, Penang," he said in a statement on Saturday (Oct 28).

Both cases have been classified under Section 507 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for abuse of network facilities, he said.

"We advise the public not to make any speculation on the cases as we are still investigating it.

"We also advise the public to be responsible social media users, who are aware of sensitive issues especially involving public distress and the nation's security," he added.

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