Cops investigating Twitter insult against King, Queen

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  • Thursday, 12 Sep 2019

PETALING JAYA: Police have started investigations into a case where the King and Queen were allegedly insulted on social media.

Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed said Thursday (Sept 12) that the probe started after Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah were allegedly insulted on Twitter.

"We have received a report over the case. It is being investigated under Section 4 of the Sedition Act 1948 by the Bukit Aman Classified Crime Investigation Unit," Comm Huzir said in a statement.

Tunku Azizah is believed to have deactivated her official Twitter account on Wednesday (Sept 11) night.

Although no official statement was given as to why her account was deactivated, Twitter users think it was the result of cyberbullying.

On Thursday, a Twitter user, whose tweets were screenshot and circulated on the Internet, has issued a public apology, seeking forgiveness from Tunku Azizah for earlier remarks he made about her.

In a string of tweets, which have since been deleted, Twitter user Firdaus Asraf commented on the popularity of Tunku Azizah and the following that she has gained on social media.

He later posted a formal apology on his account, saying that he regrets his actions and he hopes that Tunku Azizah will accept his apology.

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