Malaysian man arrested for insulting royal house



Kuala lumpur: A 27-year-old Malaysian man has been arrested for allegedly posting seditious remarks on his Facebook page against the Johor royal family.

According to the police, Ahmad Abd Jalil was picked up on Friday night from his office in a Kuala Lumpur suburb for questioning before being taken to Johor. Ahmad, a quality surveyor by profession, is being held at the Johor Baru district police headquarters.

The detention is at least the third in two years related to the Johor royal house, even as the government has announced plans to repeal the controversial Sedition Act.

PTI