Police confirm report from sports commentator over threats on social media

Shah Alam police chief Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim says the commentator received threats on Instagram. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 1, 2022.

POLICE confirmed to have received a report from a sports commentator at a private television station regarding threats received from an individual on social media.

Shah Alam police chief Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said the report was made at 1am yesterday, related to the man’s comment on a show.

Iqbal said the case was investigated under section 507 of the penal code, section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955 and section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

“The sports commentator received threats on Instagram on August 27 and lodged a report.

“The complainant touched on the poor form of national badminton player Lee Zhi Jia on the programme Nindia Pak Long and suspects that this may have upset some people,” he said in a statement last night. – Bernama, September 1, 2022.

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