Two men in Malaysia sought over Facebook postings

Two men in Malaysia sought over Facebook postings
ACP Mior showing photos of Arulselvam (right) and Azly who could help in police investigations.

GEORGE TOWN - Police are looking for two men after seditious contents were posted on a newly created Facebook account.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid urged S. Arulselvam, 29, and Mohammad Azly Anuar, 23, to contact the nearest police station as soon as possible to assist police in the probe.

He said the two men were former employees of a car park management company.

A senior manager had lodged several reports with the authorities denying that a Facebook account in his name which had posting that insulted Islam, the Malay Rulers and the Prime Minister, is his.

Ivan Goh Lee En Tatt, 43, said he suspected the account was created by two of his employees.

ACP Mior said Goh has a Facebook account in the name of 'Ivan Goh' that was created in 2008.

"However, the Facebook account which used to post some seditious comments under his name 'Ivan Gohlee' was created on April 10," he told a press conference after a High Profile Policing in Batu Ferringhi yesterday.

He said police had received 21 police reports from the NGO members and a police report from the committee of the Floating Mosque in Tanjung Bungah over the seditious contents in Ivan Gohlee's Facebook account.

"I know that the contents are sensitive, but I would like to urge the public to stay calm and wait for the outcome of investigations by the police.Do not take the law into your own hands," he reminded.

In another development, Penang police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Wira Abdul Rahim Hanafi said a gang member wanted by the police had surrendered himself.

He said the 22-year-old suspect was one of the 26 gang members whose names were made public last week.

"The families of four gang members are now convincing their kin to surrender themselves, and we believe that they will surrender soon," he said.

The 26 gang members, aged between 22 and 36, were suspected to be involved in crimes such as assault and robbery in Penang last year.

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