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Woman arrested for insulting police on Facebook

A 44-year-old businesswoman in Kluang, Malaysia, was arrested on Friday for insulting the police on a social networking site.

Kluang OCPD Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Laham said she was arrested at 12.05am at her house for posting the insulting comments on Facebook.

Her mobile phone was also confiscated during the arrest, The Star reported.

ACP Mohamad said she was arrested for her Facebook post on Wednesday, alleging that the police had hit her child and asked for money.

Her son was arrested on Nov 29 for owning a stolen motorcycle and was charged in court.

BAD IMPRESSION

"Her posting gave a bad impression of the police and she has been remanded for three days until Sunday for investigations to be carried out," he said on Friday.

ACP Mohamad said the case was being investigated under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948, which carries a jail term of not more than three years or a maximum fine of RM5,000 (S$1,600) or both on conviction.

"I also advise the public not to take to social media to bad mouth others, or you will have to bear the consequences and also action from the law," added ACP Mohamad.

He said that insulting others on social media is a criminal offence and the police have the right to take action under the law.

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