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theSun ON THURSDAY | MAY 24, 2018

MCMCprobe ordered

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>BOT attacks, blockingof polls results site are Gobind’s top concerns

discuss the issues. “I have askedMCMC to provide a full report. Hopefully, I will be able to providemore details by next week.” Gobind said he was looking at manymatters related toMCMC, adding that he will not leave any problemunresolved, but he will need time. The BOT attacks hit politicians on polling day onMay 9 and the massive data breach revealed by local techwebsite Lowyat.net last year are among the issues he will address. The data breach involved telcos, government hospitals and various organisations, leakingmobile numbers and personal information. “A lot of issues ... people have forgotten. Many people were very upset about it (but) after the elections, because of the victory, nobody asked about it.

“But I have askedmy people here to launch a detailed investigation to explain to the people what happened, andwhat the problemwas all about.” OnMay 9, many general election candidates and top government officials, including Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, received a barrage of spamphone calls fromunknown overseas numbers that jammed up their lines. The police later attributed the spamcalls, that hit both BarisanNasional and

BY KARENARUKESAMY AND ASHWINKUMAR newsdesk@thesundaily.com

PUTRAJAYA: Just 48 hours after taking office, Communication and MultimediaMinister Gobind Singh Deo has ordered a full report on BOT attacks that happened during the recent polls, and the block on Malaysiakini’s election results site. BOT (short for “robot”) is an autonomous computer programme that performs repetitive and/or remotely-controlled tasks. Gobind said he will bemeeting the legal team in theMalaysian Communications andMultimedia Commission (MCMC) today to

PakatanHarapan leaders, to a BOT attack. The police and MCMC had reportedly said the matters are being investigated.

Four nabbedafter car chase BY CHARLES RAMENDRAN newsdesk@thesundaily.com BANTING: Four burglary

A policeman was also forced to open fire when one of the suspects tried to attack him. The suspect suffered gunshots to his leg and shoulder. Selangor police CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said police found drug abuse accessories and break-in tools in the car. He said the injured suspect was sent to the Banting Hospital and his condition is reported to be stable, adding that all four suspects have criminal records and one is on the police wanted list. Fadzil said the case is being investigated for attempted murder as the suspects had tried to run down policemen with their car. A video of the incident showing the police chase and one of the suspects being apprehended went viral on social media yesterday. on Tuesday at 9.10pm at a restaurant in Taman Sentosa Villa, Kajang, for allegedly soliciting a bribe as inducement to reduce the amount of charges against a 19-year-old youth, who was detained for alleged possession of stolen items. The father of the youth claimed that the officer had solicited the bribe from him on May 16, before he lodged a report at Klang MACC branch office. – Bernama FIREOUTSIDE PLANETARIUM MALACCA: Fire destroyed a transformer room located outside the Malacca Planetarium Complex at about noon yesterday. State Fire and Rescue Department public relations officer Senior Fire Supt Mohd Hafidzatullah Rashid said the department received a call at 11.46am before 23 firefighters from the Ayer Keroh, Nukit Katil and Jalan Kubu fire stations were rushed to the scene. He said no casualties were reported. – Bernama

suspects who crashed their car into two police patrol cars in a bid to escape were arrested yesterday. Police on crime prevention rounds had attempted to flag down the suspects’ car at about 8.15am, but the driver sped off towards Jalan Bunga Pekan. Several police cars joined the ensuing chase, during which the gateway car collided with two of the patrol cars in pursuit. The driver subsequently lost control of the vehicle and crashed the car into the wall of a shop. The suspects, aged between 20 and 30, jumped out and tried to flee but were apprehended and arrested. B R I E F S JAMALREMANDED FORTHREEDAYS KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos has been remanded for three days to facilitate investiga- tions into photos allegedly showing him displaying a firearm. Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said the remand is expected to expire tommorrow. “Jamal was remanded in a hospital as he is still undergoing treat- ment.” It is learnt that the arrest was made after a police report was lodged by a Kuala Langat Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia member on May 12. COPHELDBYMACC OVERBRIBECLAIM KLANG: A police inspector was remanded for three days to facilitate investigations by the Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission (MACC) into a corruption case involving RM10,000. The officer, from the Criminal Investigation Department of the Kajang police headquar- ters, was arrested by MACC

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