(File pix) The information technology expert arrested in connection to the alleged cyber attacked on the e-voting system at the PKR Julau branch has been released on bail yesterday. Archive image for illustration purposes only

KUCHING: The information technology expert arrested in connection to the alleged cyber attacked on the e-voting system at the PKR Julau branch has been released on bail yesterday.

Sarawak Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Superintendent Mustafa Kamal Gani Abdullah said the man aged 44 from Subang Jaya, Selangor was released at 5pm after having his statement recorded by the police.

He said police also seized a laptop, a tablet, two smartphones and five flash drives belonging to the suspect, who is also attached with the Petaling Jaya PKR headquarters.

“The suspect was released on bail but could be summoned if the police need additional information,” he said when contacted today.

The suspect was about to leave for Kuala Lumpur yesterday morning when he was arrested by the police at the Sibu Airport.

Mustafa Kamal said the police had also recorded statements from Selangor executive councillor Rodziah Ismail, who was the complainant.

“No other people including PKR leaders had been called for statements,” he said.

The case is being investigated under Section 5(1) of the Computer Crimes Act 1997 for unauthorised modification of content of any computer.

It was reported that the device used during the voting process for the PKR Julau branch was found to have been tempered with at 2.30pm.

Rodziah had suspected that the e-voting system had been hacked into after scrutinising one the devices used at the branch on Saturday.