Low Yat Plaza brawl: Blogger remand order extended

Low Yat Plaza brawl: Blogger remand order extended
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KUALA LUMPUR - Blogger Papa­gomo has been detained for another day when police had his remand order extended.

His lawyer Ahmad Shuaib Ismail said he was unsure if Papagomo, whose real name is Wan Mohd Azri Wan Deris, would be released today when the extension ends.

His client could not be charged because of the Hari Raya holidays, he said yesterday.

Police are investigating Papagomo for allegedly making statements that led to public mischief in connection with the rioting at Low Yat Plaza last Sunday.

He was arrested on Tuesday night after he was alleged to have posted a photo on social media of a man badly hurt in an accident, claiming that the victim was injured during the riot.

Police gave him a day to turn himself in but he did not and was taken into custody at his home.

Separately, Bagan Umno chief Datuk Dr Shaik Hussein Mydin, who was detained over comments made on the Low Yat brawl, had been released on police bail.

Inspector-General of Police Secretariat assistant head (Cor­porate Communications) Asst Comm Datin Asmawati Ahmad confirmed that Shaik Hussein was released at around 4.30pm.

He was arrested minutes before his press conference on the Low Yat brawl outside the police headquarters in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, on Wed­nes­day.

It is believed that Shaikh Hussein had posted messages criticising Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar in a Telegram messaging group.

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