PETALING JAYA: Police are investigating four social media posts for sedition against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, including one on DAP leader Ronnie Liu’s Facebook page.
In a statement, Bukit Aman CID chief Huzir Mohamed gave a breakdown and details of the four postings.
On the posting on Liu’s Facebook page, Huzir said this was in relation to a photo posted recently of demonstrations in Thailand with the caption, “Now in Bangkok. They are saying no to the King.”
Huzir said investigations into the owner of the Facebook account was being carried out under Section 4 (1) of the Sedition Act for inciting hate against a ruler or a government.
He said investigations are also being carried out under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA) for improper use of network facilities.
Huzir said police are tracking down the owner to record a statement.
The other three social media posts by different individuals are also being investigated under the Sedition Act and CMA.
They relate to insults against the Agong and the “Seven wills of the Malay Rulers”.
One suspect, a 52-year-old man who owns the Twitter account of a “Liew Lip Nan”, was arrested in Cheras last night.
Investigations are ongoing over the Twitter user’s disputing of a National Security Council video on the “Seven wills of the Malay Rulers” and police are seeking a remand order, Huzir said.
He said the police are also tracking down the two other social media users – “Uncle Ireeve” on Twitter and “Ho Ruey Terng” on Facebook.
“Strict action will be taken against the suspects for sedition. All owners of the Facebook and Twitter accounts who have been identified are asked to surrender at CID, Bukit Aman,” he said.
“Should they refuse, police will track and arrest those involved. Police urge the people to always observe the Rukun Negara principle of loyalty to the King and country to avoid seditious acts towards our Rulers and government.”
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