Police are calling in Nor Shahadah Aisyah, more commonly known as Cik Non, for investigation after she openly insulted Sabahans and blamed them for the rising COVID-19 cases in the country
According to Harian Metro, Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) deputy director DCP Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said investigation papers have been opened against the local cosmetics company founder and chief executive officer (CEO).
To aid with investigations, the police will be interrogating her regarding the offensive statement posted on her personal Facebook account that has since been taken down.
In a screenshot of the status update that has since gone viral, Cik Non had called Sabahans "stupid" and "poor" after seeing 260 new COVID-19 cases on 1 October
"Stupid Sabah is making things difficult for Cik Non. That's why Sabahans are poor because they like to cause trouble for others. But nobody cares about them," said the post.
"The women in Sabah are already poor but their faces also look like Cik Non's toilets. You people should buy my products."
The CID deputy director said the case is being investigated under Section 505 (b) of the Penal Code for inciting public mischief
She will also be investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for sharing offensive and menacing content.
According to the Malay daily, Cik Non often causes controversy with the way she advertises her beauty products online.
In July, Cik Non received backlash for shouting at a shopping mall security guard who did not allow her to enter without a mask: