Trio held for insulting Ruler out on police bail


  • Nation
  • Friday, 11 Jan 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The three individuals arrested for insulting Sultan Muhammad V have been released on police bail, said Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.

The Deputy Inspector-General of Police said police are still investigating following four reports lodged on the matter.

“We had to take action under the Sedition Act as such actions might jeopardise safety and public order,” he told a press conference after attending a forum on the Increase in Child Abuse Cases yesterday.

It was reported that police received several reports claiming the three had allegedly committed the offence through comments on social media.

Eric Liew Chee Ling, 46, Azham Akhtar Abdullah, 27, and Nur Alia Astaman, 26, were detained on Tuesday.

On the coming Cameron High­lands by-election, Noor Rashid said sufficient personnel would be deployed to maintain security.

“One of our main concerns is the traffic condition so we will address the situation.

“We will be working closely with other agencies as well during the by-election,” he said.

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