KKB polls: Two men arrested for using King's photo in campaign

HULU SELANGOR: Police have arrested two men for allegedly using a photo of His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, the King of Malaysia, to campaign during the Kota Kubu Baharu by-election.

Hulu Selangor OCPD Supt Ahmad Faizal Tahrim said that a police report was lodged on Saturday (May 4) after the complainant spotted a car sporting photos of the King and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, along with Pakatan Harapan flags.

"An investigation paper was opened under the Election Offences Act 1954 and the Sedition Act 1948.

"Acting on information obtained, the Hulu Selangor police arrested two men and seized the vehicle used. Both suspects are in their 60s.

"Only one of the suspects has a prior criminal record for obstructing arrest and both have been remanded until May 7," he said in a statement on Sunday (May 5), adding that the investigation paper would be referred to the Deputy Public Prosecutor soon for further action.

Supt Ahmad Faizal reminded everyone not to politicise sensitive issues or discuss race, religion, and royalty (3R) matters.

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