Crime & Courts

Police arrest men for insulting King, threatening PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested two men, aged 37 and 34, for uploading social media posts insulting Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and threatening the prime minister.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said the first arrest was made on Sunday in Kota Baru, Kelantan, against the owner of the 'Cik Mat Cik Po' Facebook account for uploading an insulting post to incite hatred against any ruler.

"A remand application was made under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code and the court granted a four-day remand from Nov 27-30 to facilitate police investigation into the case.

"The case is investigated under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for improper use of network facilities," he said in a statement.

The second arrest was made today at Jalan Padang Tembak, Kota Baru. It involved the handler or owner of the @jaiadani89 Tik Tok account for uploading social media post containing elements of criminal threat against the prime minister, he said.

He said a three-day remand order under Section 117 of the CPC against the man was granted to facilitate police investigation.

"The cases are still in the investigation stage by the federal Criminal Investigation Department's Classified Criminal Investigation Unit.

"We advise the public against making any speculation that could hinder investigations and to be more discerning with sensitive issues related to causing unrest among the people through social media."

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