JOHOR BAHARU (July 14, 2012): Syed Abdullah Al-Attas or "Uncle Seekers" who had been remanded under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 was released this afternoon on police bail.
He was detained on July 11 at 7pm to facilitate investigations following a report lodged by a 34-year-old man at the Nusajaya police headquarters on July 4.
Syed Abdullah, 46, was earlier remanded for seven days under Section 8(1)(d) of the Official Secrets Act (OSA) 1972 for writing an article in his blog, uncleseekers.blogspot.com, allegedly slandering the Sultan of Johor.
His 26-year-old female companion and two youths aged 23 and 24, who were detained on July 9 at Tanjung Kling, Melaka have also been released.
State Criminal Investigation deputy chief ACP Mohd Akhir Ishak said the investigation papers on the OSA case had been handed to the Deputy Public Prosecutor for further action. Meanwhile, police are still waiting for the suspect's urine test results. – Bernama