Man held for criminal intimidation of Perlis mufti

mojhd-asri-fb-manKANGAR: Police have arrested a man for criminal intimidation of Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin on a Facebook page, said Kangar police chief Supt Wari Kiew.

He said the 40-year-old was remanded for three days from yesterday to assist in the investigation under Section 506 of the Penal Code.

“The police received a report from Asri at 11.20am on Saturday at the Kangar police station, claiming criminal intimidation over a Facebook post,” he said, adding that the suspect was from Kedah.

It is learnt that the criminal intimidation was a result of dissatisfaction over Asri’s expressed support for Indian preacher Zakir Naik.

Zakir’s Friday sermon at the Arau state mosque in February had also raised objections from some quarters.