Facebook page owner being tracked down

IPOH: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) are still trying to track down the owner of a Facebook (FB) page “Sabah Sarawak Merdeka” (Sabah Sarawak Independence).

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said whoever was behind the FB page had tried to create provocation in the country and the police had made submission to Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) to get help from the centre.

“At one point the Facebook page was blocked, but reopened several days later,so we suspect that the people responsible were outside the country.

“The IP (Internet Protocol) address used is outside the country, so this poses difficulty for us. If it is made in the country we are certain to have caught this irresponsible group, so we need help from friends outside the country,” he said.

He said this at a media conference after attending the Award Presentation Ceremony for the Pingat Jasa Pahlawan Negara for the Perak Contingent here yesterday.

According to Mohamad Fuzi, 523 police reports had been lodged so far regarding insults on the monarchy with 472 of them involving insults specifically on the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

“The allegations by certain groups that police were not taking enough action on the matter were totally most inaccurate and without basis.

“We track down the suspect involved in making the irresponsible posting which could jeopardise public peace and order,” he said. – Bernama