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.

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