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A 35-Year-Old Man In Perak Was Arrested For Insulting The Agong Online

He has since posted an apology.

Cover image via Em Zee/Facebook & The Borneo Post

A 35-year-old man from Perak has been arrested after he insulted the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in a Facebook post

According to New Straits Times, Facebook user Aaron Yee was apprehended by the police yesterday, 1 March.

Image via Em Zee/Facebook

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."

Saya sedih sekali. Hari ini, banyak Melayu yang kecam saya. Saya sebenarnya pro-Melayu dan pro-Malaysia. Saya faham...

Posted by Aaron Yee on Saturday, February 29, 2020

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

Federal police Criminal Investigation Department's (CID) director Datuk Huzir Mohamed.

Image via The Borneo Post

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:

The reactions came in response to Tan Sri Muhyiddin being named the eight Prime Minister: