Two more detained for insulting King on social media


  • Nation
  • Monday, 02 Mar 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Two more Facebook users have been detained for allegedly posting statements insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, says Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed.

The Bukit Aman CID director said the two Facebook users were detained in Kuching and Klang Valley respectively on Sunday (March 1).

"Both of them will be remanded to facilitate investigations.

"We are investigating under the Sedition Act and Section 233 the Communication and Multimedia Act and they will be remanded to facilitate investigations," he told reporters in Bukit Aman on Monday (March 2).

Comm Huzir said action must be taken to ensure that such acts do not reoccur.

"We also opened about three more investigations into similar offences," he said.

Comm Huzir said a lawyer, identified as Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, will be called up to Bukit Aman on Tuesday (March 3) in connection with her Twitter posting, urging the people to join a rally here on Saturday (Feb 29).

"She has been notified and we expect to record her statement on Tuesday (March 3)," he said.

"We are investigating the Twitter account holder for her posting on Saturday.

"The case is classified under Section 4(1)(a) of the Sedition Act, as well as Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act for wrongful use of network services and facilities," he said.

Comm Huzir urged the public to hold true to the principal of the Rukun Negara, which is loyalty to King and country.

"Don't produce or spread statements, articles or unverified news that can be deemed seditious.

"Such statements might disrupt safety and public order, as well as incite anger and disunity among the people," he said.

The police will not compromise in taking action against those who break the law, he added.

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