Ronnie Liu released on police bail after four hours of questioning over allegedly seditious FB post

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 28 Oct 2020

PETALING JAYA: Ronnie Liu has been released on police bail after more than four hours of questioning by Bukit Aman police investigators.

The Sungai Pelek assemblyman was sought by police in an investigation into posts he made on social media about the Yang di-Pertuan Agong which were allegedly seditious.

Bukit Aman criminal investigation department (CID) deputy director Deputy Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said Liu was arrested after turning up at the Petaling Jaya police headquarters on Wednesday (Oct 28) morning.

"The arrest was made to allow us to conduct investigations under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

"We recorded his statement and released him on police bail" he said.

Liu arrived at the Petaling Jaya police headquarters at around 10.40am.

It was learnt that he was released on bail at around 1pm.

He was among four individuals being investigated in connection with insulting the King.

Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed was quoted saying that they arrested a 52-year-old man in Cheras on Monday (Oct 26) for allegedly tweeting a seditious statement that insulted the royal institution.

He also said Bukit Aman CID's special investigation unit was also investigating three other similar cases of statements that allegedly insulted Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdulllah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah on social media platforms, he said in a statement Tuesday (Oct 27).

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