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Man with 22 investigation papers continues to stir up 3R issues [NSTTV]

KUALA LUMPUR: A man who has more than 20 investigation papers opened over him has once again stirred up controversy with his video containing crude content that touches on 3R (race, religion, and royalty) issues.

Federal Police Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said the man, Ganesparan Nadaraja, is not a foreign character; in fact, he has been producing controversial videos and has been on the police wanted list since 2018.

"From 2018 until yesterday, we have initiated 22 investigation papers.

"Our investigation since 2018 found that he has left the country and has yet to return. So we believe that the video that went viral yesterday was produced overseas," he said in a press conference.

Mohd Shuhaily said the police investigation found that Ganesparan, whose passport was revoked in 2020, is currently residing in a European country.

It is unknown whether he has been granted permanent residency in the country where he currently resides.

Ganesparan, he said, had been charged in absentia in 2021 for insulting the then Yang Dipertuan Agong and Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

"For the two (new) reports that we received for his latest videos that went viral, they will be investigated and similar action will be taken (charged in absentia).

"We have yet to complete the investigation, we will take a few statements, obtain profiling from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, and refine the investigation papers before bringing them to the Attorney-General's Chambers for further action," he said.

Mohd Shuhaily said the first investigation paper was under Section 29A and Section 504 of the Penal Code, and Section 233 of the MCMC Act.

For the second video, the investigation paper falls under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act, Section 29A, Section 505c, and Section 504 of the Penal Code, as well as Section 233 of the MCMC Act.

Mohd Shuhaily said the police had previously sought Interpol's assistance to issue a Red Notice alert on him.

However, the request was turned down, citing Article 3 of the Interpol Constitution rules, which stipulate that issues related to religion and ethnicity cannot be considered as offences eligible for a Red Notice alert.

The videos in question show Ganesparan insulting Islam, the Sultan of Selangor, and making various accusations against the police.

It is understood that one of the videos was uploaded on March 23.

However, checks indicate that his Facebook page is no longer accessible.

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