Abdul Aziz Isa is arrested after allegedly posting 'unpleasant remarks' about the Prime Minister.
PETALING JAYA: DAP’s Abdul Aziz Isa was arrested earlier today by the police for allegedly insulting the Prime Minister.
Aziz, who is special assistant to Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen, was arrested under Section 504 of the Penal Code and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia (MCMC) Act.
Section 504 deals with intentional insult to provoke a breach of the peace.
In a Facebook post, Chong said that the former Batu Kitang candidate was detained after he “posted some unpleasant remarks about the prime minister”.
He also claimed that the police refused to allow a lawyer to be present during the interrogation.
The Bandar Kuching MP labelled the arrest as “ridiculous” and a “big irony” as it had occurred on Malaysia Day.
“The rights of the People to comment against our political leaders is so much suppressed as if there is no right of expression amongst the Rakyat.
“It is a shame that the administration of the country has to resort to police oppression to suppress the voices of dissent.”
When contacted, Chong confirmed the arrest and said that to his knowledge, the arrest was linked to remarks that Aziz posted on Facebook.