Malaysia to investigate threat to overthrow government

Malaysia to investigate threat to overthrow government

KUALA LUMPUR - The police are setting up a special team to check on the threat to overthrow the government through undemocratic means.

Federal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief Datuk Hadi Ho Abdullah said the team, which will be headed by Deputy Commisioner Datuk Mazlan Mansor, would detain individuals involved in any plans to carry out the threat.

He said this in relation to a police report lodged against a netizen for publishing posts on a social networking site on plans to hold an illegal assembly on New Year's Eve at Dataran Merdeka here.

Hadi said police were expected to arrest the netizen, whose name appears as "Asmaelz Hadzeny II" on Facebook, for criminal intimidation and for detrimental acts to parliamentary democracy.

On his Facebook page, Asmaelz is listed as a coordinator at the Survey and Mapping Department.

He had allegedly posted on Saturday: "Selamat pagi dan selamat membuat persiapan utk merusuh, buat persediaan yg secukupnya, rehatkan diri kerana nanti kita akan memerlukan tenaga yg lebih utk menggulingkan kerajaan zalim UMNOBN pd malam ambangnya sambutan tahun baru! Ayuh rakyat ayuh! Kalau boleh sila bawa perkakasan, peralatan utk mempertahankandiri dari serangan anjing umno iaitu POLIS..... saya nak cari bom, ada tak? Inbox sy. tq."

(Good morning and happy preparing for the riot, make enough preparations. Rest well because we will need the extra energy to topple the cruel UMNOBN government on New Year's eve! Come, people! If possible, please bring equipment and tools to defend yourself from the attacks of Umno 'dogs' or police... I'm looking for a bomb, anyone has one? Inbox me. Thank you.)

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