Man held over offensive post of cops’ fatal crash

Two policemen escorting SPM exam papers were killed in a crash near Maran on Tuesday. (Bernama pic)

KUANTAN: Police have detained a 27-year-old man for posting an offensive comment on Facebook on an accident on the East Coast Expressway yesterday which claimed the lives of two policemen.

Pahang Commercial Criminal Investigation Department head Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the suspect, who works as a labourer at a fish jetty, was arrested at a house in Kampung Parit Tengah, Pekan, near here at 10.30pm yesterday.

He said the labourer was arrested following a report that the post could tarnish the image of the police force.

Wazir said a Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime handphone and two phone SIM cards were seized from the suspect.

The suspect is in remand for four days for investigation under Section 233 (1) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, he added.

In the accident, the two policemen were killed after their patrol car skidded and crashed into a metal guardrail at Km183 of the East Coast Highway near Maran.

Sergeant Major Roslan Maon, 50, and Constable Watson Edin, 23, were escorting vehicles transporting the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination papers from Bentong to Kuantan when the accident occurred at 3.20pm.