35yo man arrested by PDRM for telling M’sians to ‘stand up and kill’ YDP Agong on Instagram Stories

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A 35-year-old man has been arrested by the Royal Malaysian Police after he had allegedly threatened to kill His Majesty KDYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong over social media.

In a statement that was released by Selangor Chief of Police Dato’ Arjunaidi bin Mohamed, the arrest came after a report was made by a local citizen via the Ampang Jaya Police Headquarters at 10.52pm on 21st November, 2022 (Monday) concerning the offensive Instagram post.

35yo man detained in Kajang for threatening to kill YDP Agong in Instagram post

A social media user threatened to kill YDP Agong in a now-viral Instagram Story. Image credit: inforoadblock
A social media user threatened to kill YDP Agong in a now-viral Instagram Story. Image credit: inforoadblock

A screenshot of the post indicated that the individual was dissatisfied with His Majesty’s authority, as well as that of the Royal Family, and had attempted to rally other Malaysians to commit violence against them for the sake of ‘democracy’.

“Our findings show that the video had expressed dissatisfaction by the owner of the Instagram account, regarding a statement by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the selection of a new Prime Minister, and labeled one of the races in this country as being corrupt, while inciting the general public to hold a demonstration to protest the authority of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in the election of the candidates of Prime Minister of Malaysia,” the statement read.

Acting upon intelligence and information that they had received in connection with the case, a team of law enforcement officers were dispatched to the Kajang district, where the culprit’s residence is located on November 22nd, 2022. He was subsequently detained at around 10.30pm that evening.

He will now be remanded for three days, from November 23rd to November 25th, and will be investigated under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

Arjunaidi adds that the police will no compromise on any individuals who attempt to disrupt the peace and harmony of the country, and will prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law if they are found doing so.

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