Police record statements from Fahmi Reza over caricatures posted online

Mohd Fahmi Reza Mohd Zarin. -filepic

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Police have recorded statements from graphic designer Mohd Fahmi Reza Mohd Zarin at the Putrajaya district police headquarters (IPD) here Wednesday (March 10) in connection with two caricature postings on the @kuasasiswa Twitter account.

Putrajaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Fadzil Ali, in confirming the matter to the media, said the case was being investigated under Section 500 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

Fahmi Reza, when met outside the Putrajaya IPD after the two-hour session, told reporters that the probe was conducted on his two caricature postings dated Oct 3 last year and Feb 15.

"I’m here to explain to the police the meaning of the artworks, their purpose, to whom they were addressed and others, ” he said, adding that he would not take down the postings and would continue producing artworks.

Fahmi Reza, who was accompanied by lawyers Yohendra Nadarajan and Rajsurian Pillai, said he was ready to give full cooperation to the police and would be present if he was summoned again. - Bernama

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