Bloggers Papa Gomo and King Jason have been detained by police for blog postings that allegedly fuelled racial sentiments and spread lies. Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Datuk Syed Ismail Syed Azizan said the suspects were picked by police Tuesday.
“We will continue monitoring social media and will not rest until those who circulate racial postings online are detained. Anyone who tries to instil hate and compromise with the public’s safety will be brought to justice. We will not rest until those who spread lies and post racial messages are detained..we expect to make more arrests soon”, he told a press conference in Bukit Perdana.
The two suspects would be remanded on Wednesday.
He said 33-year-old Papa Gomo was detained at a petrol station near Danau Kota while 38-year-old King Jason was detained at Kampung Jawa, Klang. Comm Syed Ismail said police were also tracking down a Facebook user who posted a comment inciting others to repeat the May 13, 1969 riots.
“We hope to detain the man as soon as possible”, he said.
He also confirmed blogger Milo Suam had been released on police bail and the investigation papers have been forwarded to the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
The 29-year-old blogger, real name Yusuf Al-Siddique Suratman was arrested for posting two articles, one of them a classified document under the Official Secrets Act and the other contributing to public mischief.
Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar confirmed that two police reports have been lodged (in Bangsar and Nibong Tebal respectively) against Utusan Malaysia for allegedly publishing inflamatory front-page reports that contained elements of sedition.
The case is being investigated under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948.