IGP orders probe on Twitter user over ‘sweet deal’ tweet

IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar ordered an investigation on a Twitter user over a tweet accusing him of making a ‘sweet deal’ with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. ― Picture by Choo Choy May
IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar ordered an investigation on a Twitter user over a tweet accusing him of making a ‘sweet deal’ with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. ― Picture by Choo Choy May

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — National police chief Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has ordered an investigation on a Twitter user over a tweet accusing him of making a “sweet deal” with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

The tweet from Twitter user @firamond today said: “@My_CrimeWatch @KBAB51 bodoh dan samseng. After make sweet deal with najib, he think he more powerful than agong”.

It was a reply to a tweet by anti-crime group MyWatch on its @My_CrimeWatch handle that said: “Adakah @KBAB51 BODOH kerana memanggil seorang tertuduh yang belum disabit kesalahan sebagai penjenayah?”, about a news report that quoted Khalid as saying last Friday that he did not have to answer to a “criminal who has been charged in court”, referring to MyWatch chairman Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan.

[Translation: Is @KBAB51 STUPID for calling an accused who has yet to be convicted a criminal?].

Khalid then tweeted from his @KBAB51 handle, asking the Police Cyber Investigation Response Centre (PCIRC) and the police to “track and call the [user] of the tweet handle below and question what is the user’s meaning of ‘sweet deal’”.

News portal Malaysiakini reported that the IGP had made those comments about Sanjeevan when he was asked to comment about the latter’s allegations about a drastic rise in gun violence since Khalid assumed the police force’s top post.

Although Sanjeevan claims to fight crime, he was recently hit with three extortion charges in Negri Sembilan, Pahang and Kuala Lumpur.

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