Insults Johor Sultan, Zamihan investigated under Sedition Act

The police will instigate and investigation on the President of Aswaja, Zamihan Mat Zin under the Sedition Act for insulting the Sultan of Johor over Muslims-only laundrette issues

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Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun speaks during a Breakfast Talk on Integrity and Peace Sustainability by the Malaysian Institute of Integrity with the Royal Malaysia Police at the Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar Hall in the Police Training Centre, Kuala Lumpur.PIX: SAFWAN MANSOR, 11 OCTOBER 2017

By Muhamad Izwan Mohd Zubit

KUALA LUMPUR – The police will instigate and investigation on the President of Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah Malaysia (Aswaja) Zamihan Mat Zin under the Sedition Act for insulting the Sultan of Johor, said Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

Mohamad Fuzi said, the police are investigating the matter under Section 4 of the Sedition Act and Zamihan will be called to give his statements on a video which went viral last night.

“There is no arrest as of now. However, we will open an investigation paper. As of yesterday, we have received one police report,” he said during a media conference at the Police Training Centre today.

Several media reported on Zamihan’s statements in a video yesterday which was uploaded on Youtube. He was seen to be questioning the decree by the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar who criticised the owner of a self-service laundrette in Muar who refused to his service to non-Muslim clients.

Mohamad Fuzi explained that the investigation is still at its early stage and he could not elaborate further on the future actions which may be taken against Zamihan.

In a statement today, Zamihan slammed the media for reporting his speech and the allegations of rebuking the Johor Sultan in the issues involving ‘Muslims only laundrette’.

He also accused the Free Malaysia Today (FMT) along with several other portals for slandering him with the aim to murk the relationships between the religious leaders and the royal families.

Zamihan’s sermon video at the Tengku Ampuan Jemaah Mosque in Shah Alam last Sunday had become viral since.

He denied having insulted the Sultan and he is ready to be investigated.

At the same time, he also gives a grace period of seven days to FMT and several other media to withdraw their article and to apologise to him. He is also looking into taking legal actions on the media. – MalaysiaGazette

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