KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — The police confirmed that a man was arrested on suspicion of threatening and insulting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, on Facebook.
Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said the 41-year-old local man was arrested at 3.20pm yesterday, at Taman Desa Budiman, Bedong in Kedah.
He said that the police received a report on the matter, and deployed a team of police officers from the Kuala Muda district police headquarters to arrest the man, who worked as a masseur.
“The suspect wrote the threatening message on Saturday (Aug 26), on his Facebook account, ‘JoeJebat Tajudin’,” he said at a special press conference in Bukit Aman, here today.
He said the man, who has three criminal records for drug abuse, was remanded for four days, from today, to assist with investigations.
Meanwhile, when asked about the case of PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang who allegedly touched on the 3R issues (religion, royalty and race) in his recent speech in Johor, Mohd Shuhaily said police would summon Abdul Hadi in the near future to record his statement.
“The police have opened investigation papers under Section 4 (1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
“Police have also contacted Hadi Awang in relation to this case,”
Johor police chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat today confirmed that police had investigated Abdul Hadi’s statement, which is believed to have disputed the authority of the Pardons Board, in his talk at PAS Bakri’s headquarters in Muar two days ago.