Man Nabbed for Posting Remarks Insulting Johor Princess

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On the same day that the Johor palace announced the princess was to wed, a man posted on Instagram remarks that allegedly insult her and the Johor royal institution.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested for posting remarks on Instagram that allegedly insult Johor Princess Tunku Tun Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Sultan Ibrahim and the Johor royal institution, according to The Star.

On Sunday, the palace announced the princess was to wed a Dutchman, Dennis Muhammad Abdullah.

At 6pm of the same day, State police Chief Comm Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said that police received a report regarding the alleged offensive Instagram.

The Negeri Sembilan police contingent subsequently nabbed the suspect at the Ampangan area in Negri Sembilan.

The suspect is being investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 which carries a maximum fine of RM50,000, a one-year jail sentence or both if found guilty.

Comm Wan Ahmad said that the police would not compromise with people who use social media as a platform to spread hate among others.

“The public have been urged to refrain from abusing social media as the police will not hesitate to take action against offenders,” added Comm Wan Ahmad.

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