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Man arrested for threatening to bomb PM’s residence

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested a man who threatened to bomb Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s residence yesterday.

The 28-year-old engineer was detained in Perak during a raid carried out by a team from the Classified Investigation Unit and Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department at his home in Taman Damai, Parit Buntar.

During the raid, police also confiscated a handphone, a laptop and a modem which were used at the time to upload his Facebook status, during the 4pm raid.

According to the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) Facebook page, the man will be remanded until next Wednesday. It was reported on Feb 4 that the man made a posting reading:

“I will shake Kuala Lumpur and the Malaysian Prime Minister’s residence with a bomb explosion this Saturday because Najib is causing the ‘rakyat’ hardship” The Facebook posting received six ‘likes’, according to the screen capture.

It was learnt that the posting has since been deleted and the Facebook account disabled.

The post caused army veteran Mohd Ali Baharom aka Ali Tinju to lodge a police report against the engineer.

Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar when contacted today, confirmed the arrest.

The case is being investigated under Section 130G of the Penal Code for inciting or promoting “the commission of terrorist acts”

-New Straits Times

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