MCMC arrests engineer over Facebook comments about Najib

MCMC arrests engineer over Facebook comments about Najib
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KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has arrested an engineer who allegedly uploaded offensive and insulting comments about Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on the Facebook account of a news portal recently.

MCMC, in a statement on its Facebook account Wednesday, said the 26-year-old individual was picked up in an operation conducted by MCMC with the Commercial Crime Investigation Division of the Putrajaya Police headquarters.

A report had been lodged that the engineer made the comments in reaction to an article carried by the news portal on its Facebook account on March 25.

MCMC said a statement was recorded from the individual at its office in Cyberjaya on March 28.

It said that an Asus mobile telephone and a SIM card belonging to the individual had been seized.

MCMC said it would summon several other individuals soon to assist in the investigation

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