Penarik Beca was arrested because of…

.. this post right HERE.

I previously wrote that I didn’t know what it was that Penarik Beca wrote to get arrested. I’m still not a 100% sure if I have got the correct post, but I gathered that this is the most probable one, because of THIS:

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 — Blogger “Penarik Beca”, who real name is Abu Bakar Mohd Rashid, 50, was detained by police on Wednesday in connection with an article on his blog about the police force and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan.

The Commercial Crimes Investigation Department’s investigation officer for cyber crimes, Supt Victor Sanjos, said Abu Bakar was detained at 10pm at his home in Taman Koperasi Polis here to assist investigations under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948.

Abu Bakar published an article which showed a modified logo of the Royal Malaysia Police with derogatory comments about Musa including claims that Musa was being controlled by Chinese crime syndicates,” Sanjos said yesterday.

The blogger was being detained at the Dang Wangi police station lock-up and would be released today, he added. — Bernama

Go read and see if it constitutes sedition. Then come back and tell me what you think.


3 Comments on “Penarik Beca was arrested because of…”

  1. warrior2 says:

    I believe the offence was for defacing the crown ( Malaysian crest) and the police emblem.

    As for the crown, he replace certian things including the aord Allah adn Mohammad with something.
    And I think he replaced the tiger with the dog or soemthing

  2. Oldstock says:


    Thanks for the link to Penarik Beca’s blog. I’ve been trying to search for the post since reading the police statement on Bakaq’s arrest this morning.

    If our cops are charging Bakaq for that particular post on the grounds of sedition, then it is a sad day indeed for the blogging community in Malaysia. If you read carefully, the post mostly amplified what RPK had written earlier.

    Bakaq had asked, why not charge Raja Petra? Well, we all know that RPK has been charged for sedition, but not on this particular issue. So what gives?

    It seems to me that our police force believe that they are beyond criticism. They are currently very low on the image stakes as can be be seen from recent events. The missing drugs from evidence locker, the unnecessary road blocks to stop imaginary protesters, the cops telling on other cops at Gemas police district, etc. etc. etc.

    As I said earlier in one of my own posts, there are good cops and there are bad cops. The good cops must stand up and work hard to clean up their image. But going after a blogger is not the way. They are barking up the wrong tree (pun intended).
    No worries about the link. Was what I wanted to find out for myself too.

    And about your views, I agree with you.

  3. IbnAbdHalim says:

    PDRM must be brave enough to ‘clean’ it self from all dirts. Look outwardly why public perception of our police is at all time low. Time we have a new IGP. He’s the root cause.

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