Lorry driver remanded over ‘offensive’ Facebook comment

PORT DICKSON: A lorry driver has been remanded for four days from Aug 31 in an investigation into an alleged offensive Facebook comment recently.

Port Dickson district police chief Supt Aidi Sham Mohamed said the 37-year-old man was arrested at 6.30pm on Aug 30 at Taman KSM, Jementah in Johor by police and Segamat district CID.

This was following a report lodged by a 34-year-old man on Aug 29 in connection with the lorry driver’s Facebook comment.

“The complainant felt that the comment was detrimental to a multi-racial country and could threaten national harmony,” he said.

Aidi Sham said during investigations, the suspect told police that he had posted the comment in retaliation to a posting of another Facebook user.