Assistant chef detained for offensive post against Johor crown prince

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 29 May 2016

JOHOR BARU: A 23-year-old assistant chef was nabbed by the police for allegedly uploading an insulting statement against Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim on social media.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said that the suspect was picked up at Taman Intan in Dengkil, Selangor at about 8pm on Saturday.

"He had allegedly uploaded the offensive message via Facebook to offend and insult Tunku Ismail.

"We have also confiscated a mobile phone and a sim card and the suspect will be under remand for investigations," he said in a statement here on Sunday.

He added that the case will be investigated under Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998, which carries a maximum fine of up to RM50,000 or not more than a year's jail or both.
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