Man remanded over FB postings

Man remanded over FB postings

PETALING JAYA - The man who was detained over Facebook postings that allegedly incited people to join the Himpunan Guling Kerajaan (Rally to Topple the Government) on New Year's Eve has been remanded for five days.

Federal CID deputy director Deputy Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor revealed that the 25-year-old man, whose Facebook name is Asmaelz Hadzeny II, was brought to Kuala Lumpur at about 11am after being detained in Saratok, Sarawak on Thursday.

"The man has been remanded until Dec 31. We are investigating claims that he posted seditious postings on Facebook," he said.

Federal CID director Comm Datuk Hadi Ho Abdullah had previously said the jobless man would be sent to Kuala Lumpur to assist in the investigations under Section 124C for activity detrimental to parliamentary democracy.

Police had already detained Gerakan Turun Kos Sara Hidup (Turun) chairman Azan Safar on Monday in connection with a plot to overthrow the Government.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had previously labelled Himpunan Guling Kerajaan a threat to national security.

He added that police had taken steps to make sure the gathering would be stopped.

Khalid has urged the public not to attend the rally, adding that those involved with the gathering would be investigated under the Penal Code and the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012.

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