Malaysia’s Twitter Cops, The Police Cyber Investigation Response Centre (PCIRC) @OfficialPcirc

The Police Cyber Investigation Response Centre (PCIRC)@OfficialPcirc is a special unit of the Royal Malaysian Police that handles investigations involving cyberspace.

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Undang-Undang dan Anda. Akta Komunikasi & Multimedia.

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Don’t laugh. It’s no laughing matter.

3 February 2016


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Nak tanya, kalau kita bg derma mcm ni boleh x? Salah disisi undang2 x?

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Want to ask, if we bg donation mcm ni can x? One of thee a undang2 x?

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Nobody respect you . The worst prime minister ever!

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Meet Malaysia’s new Twitter police – @OfficialPcirc

Netizens may have teased inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar about being a ‘Twitter cop’ for occasionally issuing orders to his men on the micro-blogging site – but now, the idea of ‘Twitter policing’ is no longer just a joke.

The Police Cyber Investigation Response Centre (PCIRC), which joined the Twitter community on Jan 11 this year, has immediately gone about scouring posts by Malaysian netizens.

Using the Twitter handler @OfficialPcirc, it has to date highlighted several posts by netizens deemed to have gone overboard in their comments, warning them that they are being watched or worse, being told that the police are coming after them.

In less than a month since joining Twitter, PCIRC has issued at least seven warnings on Twitter.

PCIRC warned Fahmi that he was under observation for his Jan 31 posting of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak as a ‘clown’ with the words “We are all seditious”.

Fahmi was not the only one warned. A slew of other people have been ticked off by PCIRC, some of whom appear to be teenage users.

On Jan 29, Twitter user @Amylia Azhar was suddenly tagged by PCIRC on Twitter, and informed that she would be investigated by police.

She had made unflattering remarks about Najib and attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali.

Two days before that, PCIRC tagged twitter user @IzzatCheng, informing him that he was under police observation for calling them unflattering names and accusing them of corruption.

On Jan 24, PCIRC posted a compilation of five tweets by separate individuals using derogatory remarks against the Indian community celebrating Thaipusam.

“Action will be taken against those who play up racial sentiment,” it said.

AccTwitter , acc anda dibwh pengawasan PDRM.Gunakan dgn berhemah&berlandaskan undang2.

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Siasatan akan dijalankan ke atas posting yang dibuat oleh pemilik akaun twitter ini

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Rakyat Malaysia diingatkan agar lebih berhemah dalam membuat posting di laman media sosial.

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Pengguna Twitter , acc anda dibwh pengawasan PDRM.Gunakan acc dgn berhemah dan berlandaskan undang2

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Jan 24


Tindakan akan diambil ke atas individu yang memainkan sentimen perkauman.


Tindakan akan diambil ke atas mereka yang memainkan sentimen perkauman.

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Jan 21

Anda diingatkan agar tdk memainkan sentimen pekauman yg blh mnyebabkan ktegangn kaum

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