Malaysian cops tracking down Twitter user over threat

GEORGE TOWN - Police are working with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to track down the Twitter user who issued a death threat to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Penang police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said they had recorded statements from four individuals and were tracing the user.

He added that police were investigating the case under Section 507 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation.

It was reported that Lim had, on Sept 12, received the death threat on his Twitter account. He then lodged a report at the Patani Road police station.