Police detained a man over an Instagram post threatening the king

 A 35-year-old man has been detained over an Instagram post in which he threatened the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed said the Instagram post contained a threat to the king regarding the appointment of the new prime minister.

Arjunaidi said the man`s post on social media also labelled a certain race as corrupt and called for a demonstration to be held to protest the King’s power to appoint the next prime minister.

“Our investigations showed that the video had expressed dissatisfaction with the statement made by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong over the selection of the prime minister.

“It had also labeled a particular group of race in the country as corrupts and had incited the public to hold a demonstration to object the powers of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in choosing the prime minister,” said Arjunaidi in a statement yesterday.

“We detained the suspect at about 10.30pm in Kajang on Tuesday. He has been remanded until Friday,” he said  as quoted by the Star which contacted him.

The case has been classified under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998, he added.

Comm Arjunaidi warned the public that police would take “Stern action will be taken against the culprits” who threatens public order and safety.

According to Harian Metro, the man posted a photo of the King on Instagram with a threatening caption.
A screenshot of the post had gone viral on social media, with many netizens urging authorities to take stern action against the account owner.


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