Archived: Papagomo and another blogger arrested

KUCHING: A Sarawak PKR’s women wing member today lodged a police report against blogger Papagomo and a reader – Shahrizad Mohd Diah – for allegedly calling on all Malays to riot against the Chinese for voting for the opposition.

The report was filed by Jamilah Baharuddin at the Simpang Tiga police station. Later she filed another report at the Sungai Maong police Station.

She was accompanied by Simon Siah, a lawyer and a PKR youth wing vice-chairman, and Patricia Ainon Daweg, a PKR member.

Jamilah alleged that the postings came from Papagomo, a well-known pro-Umno blogger, and Shahrizad Mohd Diah, a financial adviser who also claimed to be a managing director of MD Property Development Sdn Bhd.

Shahrizad allegedly suggested that on May 13, the “Malays should rise, riot and kill all Chinese bastards in Malaysia, and slaughter them like slaughtering pigs.”

“This is the only way,” he had allegedly said in a comment posted on Papagomo’s blog.

Papagomo in his posting allegedly said that Chinese in DAP ‘wajib ditendang’ (kicked) even though if it means bloodshed.

Jamillah said that she being a Malay was shocked to read such statements coming from the two persons.

“I am sure other Malays do not share their statements,” she said, pointing out that “we cannot blame the Chinese for supporting the opposition”.

She called on the police authorities to immediately take action against the duo for allegedly inciting the Malays to riot on May 13 as a pre-empt action.

Jamilah also urged the people to remain calm.

‘Stop the idiotic talk’

In KUALA LUMPUR, philantropist and social activist Robet Phang warned Papagomo and Shahrizad not to incite racial tensions in the country.

“As the prime minister said, we need to work on a national reconciliation process to heal the racial and political divisions that have sparked in the wake of GE13.

“This is not the time to be saying such ridiculous remarks, especially when it can cause chaos and set dangerous precedents. We have paid a price before for such idiotic actions…no more,” said the  founder and chairman of the Social Care Foundation.

He also urged the police to investigate the blogger and his reader for making seditious remarks.

Bloggers arrested

In a latest development, the police today said that they have arrested bloggers Papagomo and King Jason over their insensitive articles.

“We will not rest until those who spread lies and post racial messages are detained… we expect to make more arrests soon,” Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Syed Ismail Syed Azizan told a press conference in Bukit Perdana today.

The police also tweeted that a police report was lodged today an Utusan Malaysia report that contained elements of sedition.

It also said that the case was being investigated under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948.