Fourth suspect held over alleged insults against Prophet Muhammad

Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested a fourth Facebook user for allegedly uploading offensive remarks about Islam and Prophet Muhammad on the social media platform.

Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the 28-year-old man was arrested yesterday.

This follows the arrest of three others on Tuesday for allegedly having committed similar offences.

Fuzi said the fourth person is being held to assist the probe under Section 298A of the Penal Code on causing disharmony, disunity or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will, or prejudicing the maintenance of harmony or unity on grounds of religion.

An investigation will be carried out under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for the improper use of network facilities or network services, he added.

“An application will be made in court today to have the suspect remanded,” he said in a statement.

As of yesterday, the police had reportedly received 929 reports across the country in relation to insults against Islam and Prophet Muhammad.