A spokesman for the Ministry of Home Affairs was quoted as saying they had identified one of the agents as the popular blogger, Mr Brown (left).
But who is the Gahmen mastermind? That is still a mystery.
Mr Brown is reported to have confessed to being the mastermind. But investigators going through his computer are reported to have found email suggesting that he was acting under instructions from another popular blogger, Xiaxue. The young woman was recently in the news for winning the Best Asian Weblog award. She too has confessed to being the mastermind, reported the Not Strait Times.
The conflicting claims have prompted questions from international media about local interrogation methods. They are plainly not up to the job, claimed Malaysian media.
Local bloggers have been looking forward to the Singapore Bloggers Convention. The official sponsors have promised free food and there have been rumours that a favoured few will get free lessons on how to attract more visitors to their blogs.
Secret blogging workshops were said to have been planned to be given by international experts. There was speculation that Andrew Sullivan had been invited to give the secret lessons. Others speculated that the organisers had got access to Google algorithms.
But the flap over Gahmen agents has thrown the convention into uncertainty.
Some disapppointed bloggers are claiming the incident is actually a government cost-cutting measure. Readers will recall the convention is being sponsored by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports. The Ministry of Finance, it’s being said, has objected to the cost of the free food.
And why, ask the sceptics, are we hearing of Gahmen agents only now? Gahmen, they note, is Singlish for government. So are the Gahmen agents actually government agents? Are they really being questioned or have they just been hidden away to prevent the convention from going ahead?
Time will tell. Read Tomorrow.