2 held for offences against Johor royal family

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PETALING JAYA: Two persons were detained today by Johor police for offences against the Johor royal family, reported The Star today.

A 26-year-old man, who is an operations executive, allegedly made an offensive statement against the Sultan of Johor and the Johor royal institution on Facebook.

A 40-year-old woman, who works as a factory operator, allegedly created a fake Facebook account to impersonate Johor royalty.

According to The Star report, Johor police opened two investigation papers to track down the suspects after police reports were lodged against the two individuals.

In a statement today, Johor police chief Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said Johor police would not compromise and would take appropriate action against any individual found misusing the social media.

“Individuals found to be abusing social media will be tracked down and prosecuted in a court of law,” said Wan Ahmad.

He advised social media users to respect the sensitivities of others and preserve the harmonious multiracial society of the country.