SHAH ALAM, Feb 10 2017 : The police have detained a man for allegedly insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V and Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Nazrin Shah on his Facebook page.
The 19-year-old suspect, from Johor was picked up when he arrived at the Shah Alam police headquarters here about 5pm yesterday, to have his statement recorded.
Shah Alam police chief, ACP Shafien Mamat said prior to turning up at the police headquarters, the suspect lodged a police report in Lanchang, Pahang, where he lived and worked.
He said the man claimed some individuals uploaded his posting, using his account, ‘Arif Senai’, and the police report was referred to the Shah Alam police.
“We seized the suspect’s mobile phone to facilitate investigations and he has been remanded until Monday.
“The case is investigated under Section 4 (1) of the Sedition Act 1948,” he told a press conference here today.
Shafien said the department was also working with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to trace the owner of another Facebook account under the name, ‘Aman Jebat’ on suspicion of committing a similar offence.
Yesterday, a police report was lodged by a man who claimed that ‘Arif Senai’ insulted Sultan Muhammad V and Sultan Nazrin on his Facebook account while ‘Aman Jebat’ insulted the royal family. – Bernama