The Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department Director Datuk Huzir Mohamed shows the screen shot of tweets by Twitter user, Naavin Pillai who posted offensive remarks on the Prime Minister and the Inspector-General of Police in a news conference at the Bukit Aman Police Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. PIX: FAREEZ FADZIL / MalaysiaGazette / 16 OCTOBER 2019
The Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department Director Datuk Huzir Mohamed shows the screen shot of tweets by Twitter user, Naavin Pillai who posted offensive remarks on the Prime Minister and the Inspector-General of Police in a news conference at the Bukit Aman Police Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. PIX: FAREEZ FADZIL / MalaysiaGazette / 16 OCTOBER 2019

KUALA LUMPUR – The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is tracking down Twitter account user, Naavin Pillai with the help of the Interpol for uploading insulting tweets by labelling the PDRM as dogs.

The Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department Director Datuk Huzir Mohamed said, the police have investigated the tweet uploaded at 11pm on 14 October following two police reports from the cyber crime division and the multimedia division of the Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department at the Jalan Tun Razak Police Station yesterday evening.

He said, based on their investigation, there were elements of insults towards Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador under Section 505 (b) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 2012.

“He twitted, ‘#petsatwork Anjing/Dogs/and/bersama its master/Tuhan’ along with a picture of Hamid Bador standing next to Tun M.

“The D5 also investigated another posting from Naavin on the same day which also had racial elements besides disrupting public peace meant for the Prime Minister and IGP which said, ‘Please vote di Parliment to defund and reduce salary of PDRM; remind them who is the bos Mahathir or 50+PKR Mps!Misbehaving dogs need to be disciplined.

“He also uploaded another seditious comment, ‘i call for new state for Indian in <Malaysia like Sabah dan Sarawak… free ourself from Malay Radikal,” he said.

Based on the background search of the Twitter account owner, with the help of MCMC and other departments, also through the full Twitter account profile of Naavin, the suspect is currently abroad,” Huzir said.

According to Huzir, the police have studied the background of Naavin’s family and will get the help of Interpol to track down the suspect.

“We will get the help of Interpol to take action against him. The 38-year old Naavin or his real name, Naavin Mohandas stayed overseas since 2007.

“The suspect has no political background and he is a technician from the Klang Valley. We will contact his family to facilitate the investigation and arrest Naavin. We will also check with the Interpol to track his current location.

“I advise the public not to post offensive or sensitive remarks which can affect national harmony and unity,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette

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