The Borneo Post (Sabah)

Autistic teen arrested for threatenin­g DCM in social media


KUCHING: A 16-year-old autistic boy who made a death threat against Deputy chief minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah on social media was yesterday arrested in Samarahan and later released on police bail.

Sarawak police commission­er Datuk Aidi Ismail said the suspect allegedly made the threats in the comment section of the minister's daily Covid-19 live stream on

Facebook Thursday.

“The suspect was later released after his statements were taken at the Kota Samarahan district police headquarte­rs,” said Aidi who confirmed the case.

He added that police have also opened up an investigat­ion paper into the threats under Section 507 of the Penal and Section 233 of the Communicat­ions and Multimedia Act 1998. During the live stream, the suspect going by the name of 'Alexis Imang' made threats against the minister if the Sarawak government decides to implement the Movement Control Order (PKP).

His comment was written when the viewership of the livestream has hit 20,500 viewers.

Uggah is also the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee chairman.

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