Inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun today confirmed that Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, better known by the moniker ‘Papagomo’, was arrested yesterday following an allegedly inflammatory video posted on his Facebook page.
Fuzi said the police would conduct an investigation against Wan Muhammad for trying to incite the public over racial issues.
“If we allow such things (spreading of seditious material) to go on, it will cause other security-related issues,” he told reporters after witnessing a handing-over of duties ceremony for the Perak police chief’s post in Ipoh today.
Perak police chief Hasnan Hassan who goes into compulsory retirement is replaced by his deputy Razarudin Husain Abd Rasid effective today.
The Facebook page using the moniker ‘Sir Azri’ is believed to be owned by Wan Muhammad and featured a live video recorded on Wednesday focusing on the topic ‘Ini Tanah Melayu’ (This is the land of the Malays).
Fuzi said the police would not hesitate to take action against any individual who used social media to cause anxiety and tension among the people.