Facebook User Under Investigation For Insulting Agong Claims He Was Framed
A Facebook user is being investigated by the police for posting remarks and an image insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong
According to Sinar Harian, Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) deputy director DCP Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said that an investigation paper has been opened regarding the post.
Further investigation will be conducted under the Sedition Act 1948 and the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
After receiving public backlash, the user claims he has been framed for making the seditious statement
He lodged a police report on 25 October, alleging that his Facebook account was hacked
"As the current situation seems to get out of control (sic), I hereby attach my police report made on 25 October 2020, 3.23pm," he wrote in a Facebook statement.
"I hereby hope that everyone will give time to police for catching the real culprit and proving (sic) my innocence."
The police have also opened investigations into three other cases involving insults against the Agong
According to Malay Mail, the police have summoned Sungai Pelek assemblyman Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew for allegedly posting remarks that could potentially instigate hatred towards the Agong. Liu had uploaded pictures of an anti-government protest in Bangkok, Thailand.
The second investigation involves a Twitter account under the handle of '@mxdriv', who tweeted a statement allegedly insulting the Agong.
The third investigation involves another Twitter account named '@LiewLipNan' for disputing the authenticity of a video uploaded by the National Security Council (MKN).
Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Huzir Mohamed said, "The public are reminded to hold in high esteem the principles of the Rukun Negara that is loyalty to King and Country to avoid any possibility of insulting the King or government."