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Cops arrest man for insulting Johor princess

 | July 17, 2017

He was arrested the same day that he posted a message on Instagram after palace announced the princess was to wed a Dutchman.

johorPETALING JAYA: Police arrested a 25-year-old man in Negeri Sembilan for posting remarks on Instagram insulting Johor Princess Tunku Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Sultan Ibrahim and the Johor royal institution, Star Online reported.

This happened yesterday after the Johor palace announced the princess will marry Dutchman Dennis Muhammad Abdullah, who is Tampines Rovers Football Club’s former marketing manager, on Aug 14.

State police chief Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said police received a report regarding the alleged insult around 6pm yesterday.

The suspect was detained in the Ampangan area in Negeri Sembilan on the same day.

If charged and found guilty, the man could face a maximum fine of RM50,000, a one-year jail sentence or both under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

Wan Ahmad warned people not to use social media as a platform to spread hate.

 


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