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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Netizen who insulted Malay Rulers to be freed at 6pm today

 

The man had allegedly made a post on Twitter, which was deemed to have been an insult against the Rulers. (AP pic)

PETALING JAYA: Netizen Muhammad Aiman Hakim Zainal Ariffin, who was arrested yesterday on suspicion of posting a tweet that insulted the Malay Rulers, will be released from remand this evening.

His lawyer Rajsurian Pillai said the magistrate allowed only a one-day remand, although the police had asked for four days.

The proceeding was held at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters (IPD).

“Aiman Hakim will be freed today before 6pm,” Rajsurian told reporters.

The 27-year-old was arrested at the Dang Wangi IPD at 1pm yesterday, after recording a statement to assist in the investigation.

Rajsurian said his client’s phone had been confiscated for “forensic analysis” to determine who was behind the tweet and when it was posted.

“The suspect’s Twitter username and password were also given to the investigating officer to be handed over to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) for further probe.”

He added that the case was being investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998 relating to improper use of network facilities, and Section 4 of the Sedition Act 1948. - FMT

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