KUALA LUMPUR: An unemployed man pleaded guilty in the sessions court here today to improper use of network facilities by making and initiating the transmission of offensive communication that insulted the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM).
Mohammad Shahrizal Md Shah Rudin, 30, made the plea after the charge was read out to him before judge M. M. Edwin Paramjothy.
The court then allowed him bail of RM3,000 in one surety pending sentencing on July 14.
Mohammad Shahrizal was charged with knowingly making and initiating the transmission of communications that was offensive in character against PDRM with intent to annoy others through his Facebook, with the profile name “Riz Mhmd” at 8pm last April 28.
The charge, framed under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, provides a fine not exceeding RM50,000, or imprisonment for up to a year, or both, if found guilty, and shall also be liable to a further fine of RM1,000 for every day during which the offence is continued after conviction.
Deputy public prosecutor Annur Atiqah Abd Hadi prosecuted, while the accused was unrepresented.
KUALA LUMPUR – Shots rang through Kampung Padang Balang as a
policeman tried his best to stop a car from speeding away on a
In a viral video, a traffic policeman was seen tailing a car cutting
the queue on the packed dual carriageway as it desperately made its way
down the road.
Confirming the incident, Kuala Lumpur Traffic Enforcement and Investigations department chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya said the policeman had spotted the car earlier when he was on duty on Jalan Genting Klang on Monday (May 18) at around 4.30pm.
“There were two men in the car and they had run a red light, so the policeman chased after it on his motorcycle.
“In an attempt to lose him, the driver drove towards Jalan Gombak,” he said.
The policeman did not give up pursuing the car as it entered Kampung
Padang Balang’s congested dual carriageway and hit a few vehicles as it
tried to escape.
Slow-moving traffic allowed the policeman to chase the car on foot
and he fired shots at the car’s front wheel on its right side to force
it to stop.
However, the driver ploughed through traffic as it headed towards the
DUKE Highway, where it crashed into a road divider and was abandoned.
Police personnel then searched the car and found a packet of drugs believed to be syabu inside.
ACP Zulkefly said police are tracing the suspects, adding the car is
registered to a woman in Johor and that it had not been reported stolen.
The case is being investigated for obstructing a public servant from discharging his duties under Section 186 of the Penal Code.
Wari Kiew berkata, dalam kejadian 10.45 pagi itu lelaki berusia 30 tahun itu pada awalnya ditahan kerana tidak membawa MyKad ketika memandu Toyota Vios.
Katanya, bagaimanapun dia secara tiba-tiba berang dan mengeluarkan perkataan kesat apabila salah seorang pegawai kanan polis bertanyakan mengenai pelekat satu pertubuhan yang ditampal di cermin keretanya.
“Suspek mempersoalkan tindakan pegawai kanan berkenaan yang bertanyakan kepadanya dan meminta pegawai terbabit untuk tidak mencampuri urusannya.
“Malah dia juga dengan biadap mengeluarkan perkataan ‘babi’ dan bersikap agresif kepada pegawai berkenaan sehingga memaksa pihak kami menahannya,” katanya ketika dihubungi hari ini.
Wari berkata, pemeriksaan ke atas kereta yang dipandu suspek tidak menemui sebarang peralatan yang terlarang dan membahayakan.
“Hasil pemeriksaan mendapati suspek memiliki tiga rekod jenayah berkaitan dadah dan pergaduhan serta menjalani hukuman bagi kesalahan berkaitan dadah.
“Dia kini ditahan bagi membantu siasatan kerana tindakannya yang menghalang penjawat awam dari melaksanakan tugas serta mengeluarkan kata-kata jelek terhadap polis,” katanya.
Katanya, kes disiasat mengikut Seksyen 186 Kanun Keseksaan kerana menghalang tugas penjawat awam dan Peraturan 25(1)(n) Peraturan Pendaftaran Negara 1990 manakala suspek akan direman pada esok.
PETALING JAYA – The police say that a viral video of a robbery, supposedly at a supermarket in Taman Sri Manja, is of an incident which occurred last year.
The 55-second video – which resurfaced and went viral on social media and messaging apps recently – shows two men robbing a supermarket with an accompanying message saying it occurred on Tuesday (March 31) in Taman Sri Manja here.
Petaling Jaya police have denied the incident and said that the incident occurred in Section 17, Shah Alam on March 8, last year.
“We urge the public would verify any video or information passed to them.
“Don’t spread any unverified information,” PJ police said via its Facebook page.
We’re officially into the second phase Movement Control Order (MCO). Unfortunately, due to the adamancy of some people, the authorities are forced to take stricter actions. More roadblocks are being set up and more people who can’t seem to follow simple instructions are being arrested.
In a roadblock along Persiaran Suria, a woman was detained after shouting incessantly at police personnel. According to Malaysia Gazette, the woman was one of the hundreds of motorists caught by surprise after police set up a new roadblock along Persiaran Surian to enforce the MCO.
Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal explained that they had set up the roadblock because many people were still driving far from their home to buy necessities.
In the incident which happened around 9.30am today (31 March), the woman had just reached her house after the extensive roadblocks. The woman who lived in an apartment right opposite the roadblock repeatedly honked for 30 minutes to reach her home faster.
“Hoi stupid idiots! Why are you doing roadblocks till there’s massive jam everywhere!” the woman said.
“She called us idiots. Well, we are idiots who have your safety in our hearts and minds,” Nik Ezanee told the reporters, adding that they will only accept you travelling far to buy your necessities if only ALL the shops in your area were closed.
After about 10 minutes, the woman appeared again and was seen walking towards police to argue about the roadblock that allegedly made it difficult for her to buy her household goods.
However, the policeman on duty requested for her ID and detained her.
We’re not being asked to follow complicated instructions, it’s really simple, just STAY AT HOME! You can’t expect to disobey the law and get away scot-free.
According to initial plans, today was supposed to be our last day under the Movement Control Order. However, as we’re all well aware, the second phase of the MCO begins tomorrow and is said to end on the 14th of April.
Police not here to play-play and will enforce rules more strictly
There’s going to be some differences that we’ll face in the second wave as told by our Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. For starters, he said that stricter rules will be enforced beginning April 1st.
800+ people arrested at roadblocks till date
The Star reported that the minister informed, so far there have been 828 people who were arrested on Sunday at roadblocks and during police patrols.
“The number of people arrested for breaking the MCO is increasing, and this is because the police are now taking more serious action,” Ismail Sabri said at a press conference yesterday.
“A total of 67,774 police, army, Rela and Malaysian Civil Defence Force officers have been deployed so far.We have more officers in reserve, and we will increase the number from time to time if deemed necessary.”
New things people need to take note of starting 1st April
Only one person is allowed to travel in each car
Supermarkets, restaurants & food deliveries will only open 8am-8pm.
Contactless deliveries are encouraged for deliveries where the food is placed outside the house and collected without any contact with the deliverer.
SINGAPORE – A new variant of a scam targeting bank customers has emerged, the police warned on Monday (Nov 25).
In this scam, the bank customers received SMS messages claiming that
their bank cards were either blocked or deactivated, or that their bank
accounts were locked. The victims were told to dial a phone number to
reactivate their cards or accounts.
During the phone calls, the scammers pretended to be bank staff and asked the customers for their personal particulars, Internet banking details and one-time passwords. Subsequently, the victims discovered that unauthorised transactions were made from their bank accounts.
The police have received 12 reports of the scam this month, with total losses amounting to at least $65,000.
The police advised members of the public to be careful of unsolicited messages or calls from people impersonating as bank staff.
Scammers might also use spoofing technology to mask their actual phone numbers and display the bank’s number.
The public should also not disclose their Internet banking details or
respond to digital token authentication requests via phone calls if
they did not initiate any Internet banking transactions.
Should the public receive a suspicious call purportedly from the bank, they should hang up and call the hotline published on the bank’s website to verify the authenticity of the request, the police said.
Those who wish to provide information on such scams may call the police on 1800-255-0000, or send the information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness
For scam-related advice, they can call the anti-scam helpline on 1800-722-6688 or visit www.scamalert.sg
Deputy Home Minister Mohd Azis Jamman said the Royal Malaysia
Police (PDRM) has the authority to inspect anybody’s mobile phone during
a random check
Azis made the comment when replying to Alor Setar Member of
Parliament, Chan Ming Kai, at the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, 18 November,
He explained that such a measure is necessary to maintain public order and protect the safety of the nation.
Azis said the police can invoke the right under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998
The provision deals with transmitting obscene, offensive, or false communication with the intent to harass or threaten another person.
this section, any police officer may take action by reviewing any
network facility or network service including mobile phones of persons
suspected of committing an offence,” New Straits Times quoted Azis as saying.
Chan then asked what are the reasonable grounds for the police to run a mobile phone check
The Alor Star MP said there have been cases where individuals had their phones confiscated without knowing the circumstances they were in.
In response, Azis said the police can take action for the purpose of inspecting any network services and mobile phones in accordance with the provisions under Sections 103, 104, and 106 of the Criminal Procedure Code (Act 593) in Chapter 12: Preventive Action of the Police.
Sections 103 and 104 of the CPC allows
police to take preventive action – without warrants – against a suspect
from committing a seizable offence, while Section 106 allows police to
take action to prevent any public property damage.
According to AskLegal, apart from serious crimes such as robbery, murder, or rape, spreading fake news is also a seizable offence.
Azis said that while the police have the authority to check
mobile phones, members of the public should still remember their rights
“However, the public should be aware of their rights during a random check, including requesting the identity of the police officer conducting the search for record purposes, in case there is a breach of the standard operating procedures (SOP),” Azis said.
Following Azis’ statement, former Inspector-General of Police
(IGP) Tan Sri Musa Hassan refuted that the police hold such a power
Musa told Free Malaysia Today that an individual’s mobile phone can only be checked if it is linked to an investigation, in which a police report must
first be lodged against the individual.
He clarified that the police cannot stop “any Tom, Dick, or Harry” and ask to see their phones.
Meanwhile, Lawyer Foong Cheng Leong contended that although the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 allows the police to inspect a mobile phone without warrants, the action can only be done by an officer above the rank of an inspector.
HONG KONG – Hong Kong police said on Monday (Nov 11) they are
investigating reports that a man was set alight following a heated
argument on a day of widespread protests across the city, as videos of
the purported attack surfaced online.
Three videos were posted on messaging channels used by protesters
showing a man in a green t-shirt arguing with people on a footbridge,
reportedly in the northern district of Ma On Shan.
A masked man dressed in black then throws a liquid over the man and sets him ablaze as crowds scatter and the victim frantically tries to remove his t-shirt.
A spokeswoman for the Hospital Authority said a man with burns had
been admitted to Prince Wales Hospital, the closest facility to Ma On
“He’s in critical condition,” the spokeswoman said.
A police spokeswoman told AFP that they had received a report on the incident and were investigating.
The videos have not been verified by AFP, but the footage was picked up by Chinese state media.
The Global Times tabloid uploaded one of the videos to Twitter, a social media platform banned on the mainland, with the caption: “Black-clad rioters in #HongKong set a resident on fire in Ma On Shan on Monday, Hong Kong police confirmed with the Global Times.”
“Black-clad rioters” is a phrase commonly used by Chinese media to describe pro-democracy protesters.
What sparked the argument is unclear, but the expletive-laden
conversation shows the man in green criticising people sympathetic to
Hong Kong’s democracy movement, and his opponents berating him.
At one point, the man in green can be heard saying, “none of you are Chinese”.
One of his opponents shouts, “Go back to the Greater Bay Area”, the name for a nearby region of the Chinese mainland across the border from Hong Kong.
PETALING JAYA – Police are looking for a Twitter user who labelled them as “dogs”.
Bukit Aman CID D5 (Prosecution and Legal division) principal
assistant director Senior Asst Comm Mior Faridalatrash Wahid said they
had lodged two police reports over the posting.
The reports were made at the Jalan Tun Razak police station on
Monday. The case is being investigated by the D5’s Special Investigation
“We are in the midst of tracking down this Twitter user,” said SAC Mior Faridalatrash.
On Monday, a Twitter user going by the handle Naavin Pillai
(@naavinB) replied to Klang MP Charles Santiago’s post on the arrest of
two DAP assemblymen allegedly linked to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil
“Please vote in Parliament to defund and reduce the salary of PDRM,
remind them who is boss -Mahathir or 50+ PKR MPs, Misbehaving dogs need
to be disciplined,” Naavin had said.
He also posted a picture of Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul
Hamid Bador and Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with the caption
“#petsatwork Anjing/Dogs and/bersama its Master/Tuan”.
Police have classified the case as distributing prohibited content and public mischief.