Patrick Teoh questioned by police for allegedly insulting TMJ

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  • Saturday, 09 May 2020

PETALING JAYA: Former radio announcer Patrick Teoh was summoned by police here to record his statement over allegations that he had insulted Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim.

According to Teoh's lawyer, Datuk Seri Rajan Navaratnam, Teoh allegedly re-shared a video which Tunku Ismail originally uploaded last year that showed the Prince and other individuals dressed in military garb and handling firearms.

Teoh, 72, is believed to have shared the video on Thursday (May 8) and used obscenities when he commented on it on his Facebook page.

However, checks revealed that the post is no longer on his page.

Teoh arrived at the Petaling Jaya Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) at Menara Choy Fook Onn around 8.30pm with his lawyers.

About 10 minutes later, Teoh was escorted to his home in Petaling Jaya in a police vehicle where police collected a laptop computer believed to be used to put up the post.

According to Rajan, police summoned Teoh after a police report was lodged alleging that he had insulted Tunku Ismail.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal confirmed Teoh was summoned to give his statement.

"Investigations will be conducted by Johor police and we are only assisting in recording his statement," he said.

The case is being investigated for improper use of network facilities under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

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