Trader arrested for allegedly insulting King

02 Feb 2019 / 19:51 H.

KUANTAN: A trader was arrested by the police here today for allegedly insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah Shah on Facebook.

Pahang police chief Datuk Zakaria Ahmad said the 45-year-old suspect was then taken to the Temerloh District Police Headquarters (IPD) in Temerloh, where the report against him was lodged.

He said the case was being investigated under the Sedition Act 1948.

Yesterday, a social media posting by Facebook account user “Michael Cheah” on an image and remarks which allegedly insulted Sultan Abdullah went viral. However, the posting was later deleted.

Meanwhile, in Jerantut, the Jerantut Umno division, together with seven non-governmental organisations in the district, lodged a police report against Facebook account holder ‘Desmond Yongkor’ over a posting which also allegedly insulted Sultan Abdullah. — Bernama

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