PETALING JAYA - The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) have denied social media accounts belonging to the Johor royal family are being monitored.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the police would like to assure the Johor Palace that such surveillance or monitoring were not taking place.
“This is in response to the Tunku Mahkota Johor’s Facebook statement titled ‘My Father and I Being Monitored’.
“I will seek an audience with His Majesty the Sultan of Johor to brief him on this matter,” the IGP said in a statement.
“MCMC does not carry out mass monitoring of any social media or emails.
“The government upholds the right to freedom of speech and privacy within the confines of the law and MCMC will assist if there is a breach of the law,” he said in a statement yesterday.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, the Crown Prince of Johor alleged that he and his father Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar were “being monitored”.
Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim also claimed that cybertroopers were active on their personal and Johor Southern Tigers Facebook pages.
“It is not nice when officials come to me saying that my father, the Sultan of Johor and I are being monitored. And that there are cybertroopers planted, waiting in case there is something that does not go down well with certain higher-ups.
“Yes, I am vocal and that is simply because I care for Johor and its people. I will not stand still if there are certain parties trying to take advantage of the people of Johor or break this unique unity we have,” he said.