KUALA LUMPUR: Zamihan Mat Zin, who is being investigated for sedition following his controversial remarks criticising the Johor Sultan, has been remanded for two days, from today.
The remand order was made by a magistrate at the Dang Wangi police station.
The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) officer was arrested yesterday evening at the Dang Wangi police headquarters after going there to give his statement.
Zamihan created a stir when he criticised Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar for having rebuked the operator of the controversial Muslims-only laundrette in Muar, Johor recently.
He also made derogatory remarks about the hygiene of Chinese Malaysians.
The comments were made at a religious talk at Masjid Tengku Ampuan Jemaah in Shah Alam on Sunday. A video of the talk was uploaded on YouTube.
Addressing the congregation there, Zamihan said Sultan Ibrahim’s order for the laundrette to cease its Muslim-only policy was not acceptable.
He also claimed that non-Muslims and the Chinese, in particular, were unclean as they wiped themselves with toilet paper after using the toilet.
“What about the menstrual blood in their undergarments? They hug dogs, drink alcohol and that alcohol drips onto their clothes. They eat pork.
“All these activities are associated with them,” Zamihan said in the talk.
Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun revealed, yesterday, that a police report had been lodged against the religious officer.
He added that Zamihan would be investigated for sedition, and that an investigation paper had been opened.
Zamihan has denied being rude to the Johor Sultan, but issued an apology to the ruler.
He also lashed out at the media, claiming he had been slandered and threatened to take legal action againt a few media outlets.