Fahmi Reza to be remanded today (April 24) in sedition probe

KUALA LUMPUR: Graphic designer Fahmi Reza will be remanded on Saturday (April 24) following his arrest in connection with sedition investigations.

Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed said the CID's Special Investigation Unit (USJT) is investigating the case under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 for wrongful use of network facilities.

"We will request a remand order for him on Saturday.

"The USJT will investigate the matter further," he said in a statement on Friday (April 23).

Comm Huzir said a police report was lodged against Fahmi for allegedly insulting the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah through his Facebook account.

Comm Huzir urged the people to use social media responsibly.

"The platform should not be used to create public distress and cause disharmony.

"We will take stern action against any individual who blatantly cause disharmony and disrupt public order," Comm Huzir said.

The Star reported on Friday that Bukit Aman has opened sedition investigations against Fahmi.

Twitter user @esshimself tweeted that Fahmi has been arrested.

"He is being brought to the Dang Wangi police station right now over his ‘Dengki ke?’ Spotify playlist," he said in a the same tweet.

In another tweet, he said Fahmi was being taken to the Dang Wangi police station.

When contacted, Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zainal Abdullah said the case was being investigated by Bukit Aman.

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