Malaysia police make two arrests over FB remarks on late Sarawak Chief Minister

Malaysia police make two arrests over FB remarks on late Sarawak Chief Minister

MIRI - Sarawak police teamed up with their counterparts in Pahang to arrest a 36-year-old man in Kuantan over defamatory and inflammatory statements on his Facebook page on the late Tan Sri Adenan Satem.

Sarawak CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Dev Kumar said the arrest was made at 5pm Thursday at the man's house in Kuantan.

"Sarawak police liased with Kuantan police to locate and arrest him.

"This is the second arrest so far," he said.

SAC Dev said police from Kuching will fly to Kuantan tomorrow to bring back the suspect to Sarawak.

Earlier, at 12.05am, a 54-year-old man was arrested by a CID team from Kuching at the RPR Landeh Kuching housing estate.

His mobile phone and other personal items were seized for investigation.

SAC Dev said that since Adenan's death, there have been several Facebook account users who have posted statements on the late Chief Minister that are against the law.

"Until now, 37 police reports have been lodged in 12 police districts in Sarawak against four Facebook users who posted defamatory and inflammatory statements against the late Tan Sri Adenan Satem.

"We want to warn those on social media not to post material that is defamatory or inflammatory.

"We call on all to observe good behaviour, especially in this period of mourning," he said.

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