My friend Syed Saddiq lied, says Papagomo

Papagomo made his police report in Kajang.

KAJANG: Controversial blogger Papagomo today made a police report against Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman for making a false report on the incident which involved the duo on the nomination day of the Semenyih by-election.

The Umno Youth executive council member, whose real name is Wan Azri Wan Deris, said Syed Saddiq was not revealing the truth.

“I see this as a political tool to gain publicity.

“There was someone else being rough to him. Instead, he accused me of being violent and strangling his neck,” he said after making a police report at the Kajang district police headquarters.

However, Papagomo did admit his action in approaching Syed Saddiq on Feb 16 was “stupid”, stating he only wanted to “save” the minister who was passing by a Barisan Nasional supporters’ area.

Papagomo said he was disappointed with Syed Saddiq because they had been friends for a long time.

Yesterday, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the incident involving the two politicians was a mere misunderstanding and not an attack.

Papagomo today denied there was “pushing” involved in the incident.

He was earlier remanded for three days to assist in police investigations after Syed Saddiq made a report against Papagomo.

He was released yesterday on police bail.