SEPANG: A delivery rider will be remanded by police for allegedly insulting Islam.
Sepang OCPD Asst Comm Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof said the 39-year-old suspect, a widower, would be taken to the Sepang Court Complex on Monday (July 18) morning to obtain a remand order.
"Based on our investigations the suspect does not have a prior record.
"A urine test also conducted on the suspect also came back negative," he said in a statement on Sunday (July 17).
He said a total of six police reports had been lodged over this issue so far.
It was reported that police had arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly insulting Islam.
Serdang OCPD Asst Comm A. A. Anbalagan was earlier quoted saying the suspect was arrested at a house at Batu 8 at Bukit Kuchai, Puchong.
The suspect was arrested at around 12.30pm in connection with a police report lodged at the Cyberjaya police station on July 17.
The case is being investigated by the Bukit Aman CID Special Investigations Unit.
The case was classified as causing disharmony, disunity, or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill will, or prejudicing the maintenance of harmony or unity, on grounds of religion and misuse of network facilities.
The first is an offence under Section 298A of the Penal Code while the second is a crime under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.
Videos and pictures of a man with a bloodied mouth and nose have been circulated on social media and WhatsApp.
A group of people confronted the man at a house at Bukit Kuchai, Puchong and a physical altercation was believed to have occurred there.