Thursday 7 August 2008

Malaysian Blogger Detained by Police in Kuala Lumpur


"Blogger Detained Over Article On Police

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 (Bernama) -- Blogger 'Penarik Beca', who real name is Abu Bakar Mohd Rashid,50, was detained by police in connection with an article on his blog about the police force and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan.

The Commercial Crimes Investigation Department's investigation officer for cyber crimes Supt Victor Sanjos said Abu Bakar was detained at 10pm at his home in Taman Koperasi Polis here to assist investigations under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948.

"Abu Bakar in his blog had published an article which showed a modified logo of the Royal Malaysia Police with derogatory comments about Musa including claims that Musa was being controlled by Chinese crime syndicates," Sanjos told Bernama here Thursday.

The blogger was being detained at the Dang Wangi police station lock-up and would be released tomorrow, he added."


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