Man alleged to have insulted Johor ruler re-arrested under different charge

(The Star) – Police have re-arrested a 27-year-old man alleged to have posted insulting remarks on his Facebook page against the Johor Sultan.

State police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said the suspect was detained again after police failed to get an extension on the first remand order from the court.

He added that police have opened two investigation papers against the suspect.

“We are investigating the case under Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act as well as under the Sedition Act.

“The first remand was under the Communication and Multimedia Act but the suspect is now re-arrested under the Sedition Act,” he said.