KUALA LUMPUR: Police started investigating Lim Kit Siang over a statement that allegedly could threaten public order and safety.
The statement that Lim allegedly posted on a tweet reads: “Will the houses of the prime minister and ministers of malaysia be set on fire by angry protestors as happened in sri lanka last week?”.
A screenshot image of the tweet has gone viral on social media recently.
Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan said police had detected the tweet and open a probe into the matter.
“Investigations are being conducted by the Special Investigations Unit (D5), under Section 505 (c) of the Penal Code for issuing statements with intent to incite any group or race and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for improper use of network facilities or network services,” the Star quoted him as saying in a statement on Friday (May 20).
This came after Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on Thursday (May 19) posted a screenshot of the tweet and urged the police to arrest Lim for sedition.
Abdul Jalil advised the public not to use the platform to spread any information that could cause public intimidation and threaten the harmony of the country.
He also warns that firm action will be taken against any individual who deliberately threatens public order and safety.