A 34-year-old man has been detained for threatening the Prime Minister via social media.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said the man was detained on Tuesday (Nov 28) for allegedly uploading a video TikTok offering a RM5mil reward to assassinate the Prime Minister and his Cabinet.
“He was detained at Jalan Padang Tembak, Kota Baru.
“He has been remanded until Friday (Dec 1) and we are investigating under Section 507 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998,” he said.
On Sunday, Malaysiakini reported that the Putrajaya PKR division had lodged a police report over the threat against Anwar.
According to screenshots of the threat that had gone viral on social media, it was made by a TikTok user with the username @jaiadani89, who uses a profile photo of a man holding a sharp weapon.
“Today, I want to transfer RM5 million to whoever wants the money… But you have to do something in return.
“You have to gun down PMX, cabinet ministers, and DAP members,” the post read.