Police arrest man for posting remarks insulting Johor Princess

JOHOR BARU: Police have arrested a 25-year-old man in Negeri Sembilan for posting remarks on Instagram that allegedly insult Johor Princess Tunku Tun Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Sultan Ibrahim and the Johor royal institution.

State police Chief Comm Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said that police received a report regarding the matter at around 6pm on Sunday.

He said that the Negeri Sembilan police contingent had nabbed the suspect at Ampangan area on the same day.

Comm Wan Ahmad added that the case was being investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, saying that the suspect could face a maximum fine of RM50,000, a one-year jail sentence or both if found guilty.

He said that the police would not compromise with people who use social media as a platform to spread hate among others.

"The public have been urged to refrain from abusing social media as the police will not hesitate to take action against offenders," said Comm Wan Ahmad.

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