A 35-Year-Old Man In Perak Was Arrested For Insulting The Agong Online
A 35-year-old man from Perak has been arrested after he insulted the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in a Facebook post
After Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was named Malaysia's eighth Prime Minister, Yee posted, "F*ck you, Agong, for undermining our country's democracy"
"Why did you use last night's tally of MP's (and not the latest tally) to determine who is PM?(sic)" he added.
After receiving backlash from netizens, he issued an apology that said, "It has never crossed my mind to betray Malay people or the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. I just disagree with YDPA's actions and I wrote that. I apologise."
He is currently being investigated under Section 4(1)(a) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998
Astro Awani reported that three other people are also being investigated for their allegedly seditious social media posts.
They have been identified as Fadiah Nadwa Fikri and Facebook users Gavin Lee and Haizad Azhar.
The Federal police Criminal Investigation Department's (CID) director Datuk Huzir Mohamed said, "Refrain from making seditious statements that can disturb public order or incite hate. The police will not compromise and will make sure the offender faces justice."
Fadiah Nadwa Fikri is being investigated for calling people to rally at Dataran Merdeka on Saturday, 29 February: