Umno's Akmal says 'no surrender' amid sedition probe [NSTTV]

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth chief Dr Akmal Saleh, who is being investigated for sedition over the socks controversy, says he will continue to "speak up" for "religion and race."

"No fear, no surrender. Continue the boycott," said Akmal, who is also being probed for improper use of facilities under Section 233 Communications and Multimedia Act.

In a Facebook post, Akmal said he was questioned twice by police today at the Kota Kinabalu district police headquarters.

He was detained upon his arrival at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport, before being questioned for the first time between 10.40am and 12.40pm before being released.

"Then my detention was extended and I was asked to give my statement again which took two hours."

He said despite the "challenges" it would not break his spirit to continue his struggle.

Akmal has been at the forefront of calls for action and a boycott against KK Mart over the "Allah" socks controversy.

There have been calls for his arrest over a social media post showing him wielding a sword.

More recently, Akmal drew criticism for remarks related to a decree by Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia on the socks issue.

His Majesty had urged all parties to cease exploiting the issue and inciting anger, emphasising that action had already been taken by the authorities.

However, according to a Malaysiakini report, Akmal questioned if the King prohibited the boycott in his decree.

"Did the King ask to stop the boycott?", he was quoted as saying when asked if he would comply with His Majesty's decree.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim issued a stern warning against challenging the royalty, especially on matters relating to race, religion, and the royal institution (3R).

"I don't care who you are, what your position is, or which party you are from.

"Don't threaten us if action is taken (against you), more so on matters related to the 3R," he told reporters in Penang when asked about Akmal's detention.

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