The Borneo Post

Man who threatened to assault independen­t speaker detained


KANGAR: The individual who threatened to assault independen­t speaker Muhammad Zamri Vinoth Kalimuthu was detained by the Brickfield­s, Kuala Lumpur, police yesterday.

Perlis Police Head Datuk Noor Mushar Mohd said the suspect’s detention came after he spread a video conversati­on between him and Muhammad Zamri Vinoth who is also the chief executive officer of the state One Centre Malaysia.

“The suspect, 34, who worked as an event manager, was remanded for two days from today,” he said when contacted yesterday.

Noor Mushar said the suspect was detained after Muhammad Zamri Vinoth lodged a police report at the Kangar District Police Headquarte­rs two days ago.

He said police also seized a handphone and two sim cards.

“Early investigat­ions found that the suspect pleaded guilty to the act,” he said.

Last Thursday, Muhammad Zamri Vinoth saw a posting on a Facebook account under the name ‘Funkyshank­ar’ who uploaded a video recording of him which contained threats against Muhammad Zamri Vinoth.

The suspect also requested the complainan­t for his address so that he could assault him. Noor Mushar said the case was being investigat­ed under Section 506 and Section 504 of the Penal Code as well as Section 233 of the Communicat­ions and Multimedia Act 1998.

Recently, a man who also threatened on his Facebook account to hurt the Mufti of Perlis, Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, was detained in Gelugor, Penang. — Bernama MIRI: Police here are seeking informatio­n from the public who might have witnessed a hit-andrun accident which resulted in the death of a female pedestrian in Jalan Cosmos, Pelita Commercial Centre (near Fruit Valley shop) here yesterday.

State Traffic Police and Investigat­ion Department chief Supt Alexson Naga Chabu when contacted yesterday said police have yet to identify the victim now known only as ‘Madam X” pending a post-mortem.

“The apparent hit and run accident was believed to have occurred around 4.45am yesterday when the victim was hit while crossing the road,” he said.

The victim was rushed to Miri Hospital in an ambulance but died shortly after.

As no documents were found on the victim when she was brought to the hospital, police are now appealing to eyewitness­es or anyone with informatio­n on the accident to come forward and assist police in their investigat­ion.

The case is being investigat­ed under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

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