Arrests made over threats to PM and Deputy IGP

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.

Their social media posts contained elements of criminal intimidation, said Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain.

“Both men were detained on Friday. 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.

He said the cases had been classified under Section 507 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation and Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act for abuse of network facilities, he said.

“We advise the public not to engage in speculation regarding these cases, as we are still investigating them. We also urge the public to use social media responsibly and to be mindful of sensitive issues, especially those involving public distress and national security,” he added.

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