Three FB users being probed for sedition


PETALING JAYA: Police have detained a 35-year-old man for posting a statement on Facebook that insulted the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, says Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed (pic).

The Federal CID director said Facebook user Aaron Yee had posted foul words against the King and even expressed his willingness to go to jail for his rant.

“He was detained yesterday. He is being investigated under the Sedition Act and Section 233 the Communication and Multimedia Act and will be remanded to facilitate investigations, ” he said in a statement.

Comm Huzir said the case was among four cases that could disrupt public order being investigated by the Bukit Aman Special Investigations Unit.

The other two similar cases involved two other Facebook users who made disparaging remarks against the King.

Comm Huzir said the unit was also investigating a lawyer, identified as Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, for her Twitter posting, urging the people to join the “Turun ke Jalan, Demokrasi Mati” (Go to the Streets, Democracy is Dead) rally on Saturday.

Comm Huzir urged the public to hold true to the principle of the Rukunegara, which was loyalty to King and country.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

Appeal postponed for disabled Malaysian on death row in Singapore
Teacher sues Ain Husniza, father for alleged defamation
The Star wins several MPI-Petronas journalism awards including young journalist award
Dr M admits taking land lease but says it was not given for free or with discount
High Court orders seizure of Nur Sajat's assets to pay damages to stockist
Health DG: 50 new clusters reported from Nov 21-27, almost half linked to workplaces
Dr Noor Hisham: 25 Covid-19 cases detected from periodic screenings in Parliament on Monday (Nov 29)
Local company in Dyson allegations to be hauled to court, says Saravanan
Resolve differences with deputy minister over teh tarik session, Azalina tells MP
Start own kitchen gardens, MB tells Perakians following vegetable price hike

Others Also Read


Vouchers