Trader arrested for allegedly insulting Agong



A trader was arrested by the police in Kuantan 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 Zakaria Ahmad said the 45-year-old suspect was then taken to the Temerloh District Police Headquarters in Temerloh, where the report against him was lodged.

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

Yesterday, a Facebook post which contained an image and remarks which allegedly insulted Sultan Abdullah went viral on social media. However, the post had since been deleted.

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

- Bernama

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