Papagomo, Syed Saddiq incident a misunderstanding: Deputy IGP

20 Feb 2019 / 16:47 H.

SHAH ALAM: A preliminary police investigation has established that Umno Youth Executive Committee member Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, the blogger better known as Papagomo, did not commit any serious offence against Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, it was stated today.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said Wan Muhammad Azri, who was remanded for three days from Monday, would be released on a police bond today.

“It was not a serious offence as to lead to a quarrel; it was a misunderstanding and there was some shoving. He (Papagomo) can be released on bail and the case will be resolved soon,” he told reporters after the presentation of the Pingat Jasa Pahlawan Negara (PJPN) awards for the Selangor police contingent to 318 police officers of various ranks here.

Papagomo was arrested at his house in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, at about 3pm on Sunday following the incident involving Syed Saddiq during the nomination for the Semenyih state by-election in Kajang last Saturday.

Syed Saddiq had lodged a police report at the Sungai Way police station. — Bernama

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