Crime & Courts

Police arrest pregnant woman for allegedly insulting King

GEORGE TOWN: Police have arrested a 32-year-old woman for allegedly insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on social media.

The woman was detained by Bukit Aman's Classified Crime Investigation Unit (USJT) at the compound of the Seberang Prai Utara district police headquarters on June 13.

State police chief Datuk Khaw Kok Chin said police received a report from the public on June 7 on several contents in social media which could affect public orderliness.

"Following that, on June 13, Bukit Aman's USJT detained a 32-year-old woman at the compound of the Seberang Prai Utara district police headquarters.

"She was arrested for allegedly uploading insulting content onto social media against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in connection to the recent awarding of the Tan Sri medal to Lim Kit Siang, in which she had linked him to triggering the May 13, 1969 riot.

"Evidence, such as laptop, handphone and a SIM card, were taken from her to assist in investigation," he added.

Khaw said the woman was released on police bail on the same day as she was six months pregnant.

The case is probed under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

Khaw said the case had been taken over by Bukit Aman's USJT.

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