On Thursday, 18 February, the High Court rejected an application for remand against the founder of Sugarbook.
However, following a review application the next day, the High Court issued a remand order against the man for seven days.
According to The Star, High Court deputy registrar Noorasyikin Sahat had dismissed the application for remand on Thursday after the Sugarbook founder promised to give his full cooperation to facilitate police investigation in the case.
Today, the Deputy Public Prosecutors' Office filed a review application for remand and it was approved by judge Datuk Noorin Badaruddin.
Judge Noorin issued a seven-day remand order against the 34-year-old suspect to assist investigations under Section 505 (b) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
On behalf of the suspect, his lawyer said that he has no objection to the review application and will continue to cooperate in order to complete the investigation
Representing the dating app founder are lawyers Foong Cheng Leong, T Shashi Devan, and Low Li Qu.
Shashi Devan told Bernama, "Our client also thinks it is a good platform for him to provide the information needed so that the investigation can be carried out quickly and completely.
He also requested that the suspect not be handcuffed from the back as he suffered a shoulder injury.
Meanwhile, a college student has filed a police report after finding that her photo was being used without her knowledge on the Sugarbook website
Kota Setar district police chief ACP Shukri Mat Akhir told Harian Metro that an 18-year-old went to the Kota Sarang Semut police station on Wednesday, 17 February, to report the incident.
He said the victim received a WhatsApp message from her friend who saw a status update on Facebook showing several accounts and photos from the Sugarbook app.
"One of the photos was a woman in a hijab and it turned out to be a photo of the student. She had previously uploaded the picture on her personal Instagram. Therefore, she filed a police report to deny that she has an account on the app and due to fear that her photo was being misused."