Cops seek man over insulting statement against Shafie
Published on: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
By: Efa Rizan
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LAHAD DATU: Police here are tracking down a man who allegedly made an insulting statement against former Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal on social media in 2020.

District Police Chief ACP Rohan Shah Ahmad said the man used the name “Tommy Lai” in his Facebook account.

He said police received a report on Feb 20, 2020 on the alleged incident.

“The statement, updated on his personal Facebook account, received comments from various parties,” he said.

Rohan said police are investigating the case under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998 and Section 500 of the Penal Code.

He urged the public who have any information about the man to contact Investigation Officer Inspector Sophia Thomas Kasau at 014-3738495 or Lahad Datu Police Headquarters at 089-881255.

Meanwhile, Rohan said since 2011 to 2021, seven individuals have been reported missing in Lahad Datu and yet to be found.

He said the latest involved a married couple who had gone missing from their house at Kampung Merabung, Tungku since November 23, 2021.

The seven missing persons were identified as Shahdullah Gul Bacha, 32, and his wife Jasmin Harun, 39, Safina Latud, 42, Mok Mei Mui, 61, Jupry Jamaluddin, 38, Razsiza Razes, 16, and Patmawati Sabarudin, 16.

“Those who have any information about the whereabouts of the missing persons can contact the police at 089-881255 or nearest police station,” said Rohan.


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