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Man arrested for offensive Facebook post on Islam

KLANG, Sept 26 — Police arrested a 25-year-old man today at his house in Taman Klang Jaya, here, to help with investigations into offensive comments on Islam and Prophet Muhammad that appeared on Facebook recently.

Klang South district police chief, ACP Mohamad Mat Yusop, said the suspect was arrested at 11am under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act and Section 298A of the Penal Code for causing disharmony, disunity, enmity, hatred or ill-will on grounds of religion.

“The suspect, however, denied making the insulting posting on the social network through a police report he lodged at the Klang South district police headquarters last night.

“He also claimed that he had lost a computer laptop before,” he told reporters, here, today.

The suspect in his latest comment on Facebook claimed that his account had been hacked by irresponsible quarters and that he had never wanted to insult any religion in this country.

Several non-governmental organisations have lodged police reports against the offensive remarks. — Bernama

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