DISRESPECTFUL: Cops told to investigate
slanderous remark against king
BINTULU: POLICE have been ordered to
investigate the offensive Facebook posting
directed at Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku
Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah's call on
Malaysians to accept the results of the 13th
Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid
Hamidi said he had directed the police to
bring those who were responsible to justice.
"All Malaysians must respect the king.
"To say such things in social media is very
disrespectful and those responsible must
face the music," said Zahid at Bintulu
Airport, here, yesterday.
In Kuala Lumpur, a group of non-governmental
organisations (NGO) urged the authorities to
take action against those who make
slanderous remarks against the king and the
country's constitutional monarchy system.
"Such people can affect the country's
harmony. We must not allow them to make
disrespectful comments towards the king,"
said Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association
executive secretary Datuk Nadzim Johan
He referred to an incident last year, where
an American was punished for insulting the
Lawyer Noor Hajran Mohd Noor, the group's
adviser, said it was time for the
authorities to enforce the law on those who
committed such acts.
"We have all the tools. We just need
"This behaviour is not acceptable and this
attitude seems to be catching up on social
Nadzim and the Young Malaysian Journalists
Club president Dzulkarnain Taib were among
10 NGO representatives who went to the Dang
Wangi police headquarters yesterday to lodge
a report urging the police to investigate
the individuals who made the slanderous
remark on Facebook.
Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief Datuk Amar
Singh said six such reports had been
In Senawang, Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar
Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan called for stern
action to be taken for the "kurang ajar"
He said this would not have happened if
Malaysians were well-versed in the Federal
Constitution, which recognises the
constitutional monarchy in the country.
In Kuantan, Pahang branch of Suara Anak Muda
1Malaysia information chief Mohd Faiz Hashim
said those responsible should come forward
and apologise to the king and all
Malaysians. Additional reporting by T.N.
Alagesh and Alang Bendahara
Source: NST, 3 June 2013
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