Johor police have released a man arrested for a allegedly anti-royal remarks, after Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Ibrahim decreed that the case be dropped.
"We released him in Johor Bahru. It is up to him where he wants to go now," Johor police chief Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said when contacted.
He also said that Tunku Ismail does not want the matter pursued.
Earlier Tunku Ismail met with Johor police and the accused at the Johor police headquarters over the matter.
According to the Johor Southern Tigers Facebook page, Tunku Ismail told police to release the accused, known only as "Mat Tere".
"(Tunku Ismail) was at Johor police headquarters to call for the release of Mat Tere, whose remand was supposed to be extended before being sent back to Kelantan.
"His Royal Highness believes Mat Tere is innocent and has been victimised by individuals of higher ranks due to political agenda," the official page of Johor football team Johor Darul Ta'zim said.
Mat Tere was arrested over a widely-circulated video of him allegedly making an offensive statement against the prince.
The arrest, however, prompted public outcry as it was said that Mat Tere was tricked into making the statement.
Those criticising the arrest claim that Mat Tere is developmentally-challenged, Sinar Harian reported.-Mkini