Police have detained a suspect in a probe against a Twitter user who claimed that Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin was raped and murdered by Orang Asli.
The 29-year-old man who uses the name Zikri Armstrong was arrested when he came to give a statement at the Seremban police headquarters at 7 pm.
“The case will be handed over to Bukit Aman for further investigation. The case will be investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, for unreasonable usage of a network facility or any other network services,” Negeri Sembilan police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop reportedly said.
The suspect is also being investigated under Section 505 of the Penal Code, for making or printing and distributing false news.
Mohamad had yesterday described the tweet as slander.
According to the tweet, the police would not be able to track down Nora Anne’s “killer”.
“Perogol Nora Anne adalah orang asli (The person who raped Nora Anne is Orang Asli). Police will never find the killer cuz (because) most Orang Asli still don’t have IC or any sort of citizen data. Bet me,” read the tweet.
The resort accommodation where she and her family were staying at in Pantai, near Seremban, is situated nearby several Orang Asli villages.
Quoirin’s official cause of death has been attributed to upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to duodenal ulcer complicated by perforation, believed to have been caused by an ulcer which was brought on by starvation.
Small scratches were found on her feet, and Quoirin is believed to have been dead for two to three days before her body was found. No traces of rape or abduction have been confirmed.