Still trying to find who’s behind online insults of Agong

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhamad Fuzi Harun, says police are trying to find the owner of a Facebook account.

KUANTAN: Police have not discounted the possibility that foreigners might own a Facebook account called ‘Sabah-Sarawak Merdeka’ which was reported to have carried insulting postings about the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

The foreigner might want to cause provocations in the country, said Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

Fuzi said police were currently working with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to track down the owners. “The (FB) account was found to have been deactivated several days and is now active again, but we have not been able to trace the account owner.”

He said the police were awaiting results from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission investigation. As of Friday, 267 police reports on this case have been received throughout the country, he said.

Police were finalising the investigation paper into the case of a video clip, believed to be from a closed-circuit television recording of the court case of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, which was shared on Facebook last Friday.

He said once the investigation paper is completed, it will be handed over to the deputy public prosecutor for further action.

Najib’s former special officer, Isham Jalil, posted the video on Friday, and it has been viewed more than 227,000 times and shared on more than 3,700 Facebook accounts, getting more than 1,900 comments.

The recording is believed to be excerpts of the court proceedings on the fifth day Najib was at the Kuala Lumpur Court.

Fuzi was in Kuantan to present Pingat Jasa Pahlawan Negara medals to 222 police officers and personnel who served from the Emergency period until 1990.