Malaysia Police Nab Two Suspected of Making Death Threat to Indonesian Band Radja
13 March 2023 23:42 WIB
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Malaysia's Johor Police have arrested two men suspected of making death threats against members of the Indonesian rock band Radja. The band was on a tour in Malaysia when the police got the reports that the band members had received death threats.
Johor police chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said the two suspects, aged 37 and 48, were arrested at the Johor Baru south district police headquarters, at 3.30pm on Sunday, March 12.
"The investigation is being conducted under Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955 and Section 506 of the Penal Code,” he said in a statement, adding that their investigation revealed that one of the suspects is a local and the other is a foreigner.
Datuk said that anyone with information related to the case could come or contact the nearest police station.
The band's vocalist, Ian Kasela, said that they received death threats after a concert at the Larkin Arena Indoor Stadium here at around 23:15 on Saturday, March 11. In a post on his Instagram account, he said that they were frightened by the threats. Ian also said that a misunderstanding occurred between them and the organizers.
The Malaysian Communications and Digital Ministry said it will wait for police investigations. Minister Fahmi Fadzi said that the public should be mindful of their words, especially online, as they can be easily misinterpreted by other people.
"We will let the police continue their investigation; I was informed that a few individuals have been arrested in relation to the case, so we will wait for any new information from the authorities," he said as reported by The Star.
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