MIRI – A 17-year-old schoolgirl from Mukah in central Sarawak has been arrested Saturday after police found allegedly offensive posts made on social media against the late Tan Sri Adenan Satem.
Sarawak CID Chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Dev Kumar (pic) confirmed the arrest.
“The CID in Mukah arrested her at 10.45am. We police have also seized her mobile phone for investigation.
“Several police reports have been lodged against her over comments she allegedly posted concerning the late chief minister,” he said.
The case is being investigated under Section 500 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act, said SAC Dev.
Mukah is located about 500km south of Miri.
So far, at least 40 police reports have been lodged in 12 police districts throughout Sarawak against seven Facebook posts against the late Adenan that were deemed offensive, defamatory or inflammatory, he added.
Until now, five individuals have been arrested, four from Kuching, Sibu, Miri and Mukah in Sarawak, and one from Kuantan, Pahang. – TheStar