JOHOR BAHARU: A woman was arrested early today in Kluang and then remanded for maligning the police through Facebook.
Kluang district police chief, ACP Mohamad Laham said the 44-year-old woman, a trader, was arrested at a house in Taman Seri Impian at 12.05 am.
“The arrest was made because the woman had uploaded a remark over her dissatisfaction with the police, claiming the police had beaten up his son and asked for money. Her action could create bad public perception of the police force,” he said in a statement today.
Mohamad said the woman’s son was arrested on Nov 29 for possessing a stolen motorcycle and it was now a court case.
He said due to her action, the woman was being remanded for investigation under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948.
If convicted, she can be fined not exceeding RM5,000 or jailed for up to three years, or both.
Mohamad also advised the public not to use the social media to issue any statement that could have a negative implication on any party.- BERNAMA