KUALA KANGSAR, Jun 18 – Former Kuala Kangsar Umno division chief, Datuk Ramly Zahari has lodged a police report that his cellphone was hacked by certain quarters who also disseminated slanderous messages. He said he discovered the hacking incident after receiving exchanges of 30 short messaging service (SMS) from unknown individuals about 10.30pm last night.
“A man contacted me, enquiring about my identity and why I sent such SMS to him. In the SMS, it appeared as if I was condemning and giving them numerous unflattering names if they voted for the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate at the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary by-election,” he added.
Ramly was speaking to reporters after lodging a police report this morning at the Kuala Kangsar police headquarters, here. Ramly said he had to terminate his handphone line and urged that an investigation be conducted to identify the culprits. Meanwhile, Perak police chief Datuk Seri Abdul Rahim Hanafi said 29 police reports were lodged during the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary by-election campaign which started on June 5.
Of the total, he said seven investigation papers were opened, including the latest which involved a fracas between BN and PAS supporters yesterday. He said the disturbance at Taman Bunga Raya was investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code. In the incident yesterday evening, a BN supporter Faizul Fadli Yaakob, 31, was reported sustaining head injuries when a PAS supporter allegedly hit him with a stick. — Bernama