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Malaysia GE13: Two bloggers detained for alleged racial postings

Published on May 7, 2013 6:21 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two bloggers in Malaysia - Papa Gomo, 33, and King Jason, 38 - have been detained by police for blog postings that allegedly fuelled racial sentiments and spread lies.

Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Syed Ismail Syed Azizan said the suspects were picked by police on Tuesday.

"We will not rest until those who spread lies and post racial messages are detained ... we expect to make more arrests soon," he told a press conference.

He added the two suspects would be remanded on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the police also tweeted that a police report had been lodged over an Utusan Malaysia report that contained elements of sedition.

It also said that the case was being investigated under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948.