In Malaysia Man arrested for insulting Islam in Facebook post

The suspect whose identity has been withheld, was reportedly arrested yesterday, April 28, 2016, in Kamunting, Taiping, Malaysia.

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A 38-year-old man has reportedly been arrested for uploading an alleged provocative Facbook post that insulted the Islamic religion.

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The suspect whose identity has been withheld, was reportedly arrested yesterday, April 28, 2016, in Kamunting, Taiping, Malaysia.

Perak police reveal that the suspect, who reportedly hails from Kampung Stesen, Kuala Kangsar allegedly committed the offence on September 7, 2015.

The suspect had, according to reports, used a pseudonym when uploading the statements on social media, which is assumed to have been aimed at sparking racial tension in the state. 

His statement had reportedly prompted the Malaysia Inspector-General of Police, Khalid Abu Bakar, to order his arrest by the police in a tweet.

Bakar revealed that Bukit Aman's Classified Crimes Unit had nabbed the suspect at his home at 10am, yesterday.

"Police have also confiscated three handphones and a pouch bag from him," He added in a statement issued today.

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Bakar also revealed that the suspect would be investigated under the Sedition Act 1948 and Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

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