The Movement Control Order (MCO) had been imposed in Selangor yesterday and road blocks were being set up in certain areas to prevent the public from crossing states and districts.
A woman, named Diana Mat, was dissatisfied that multiple road blocks were being set up along her way to work and back home brought her frustration to Facebook. She was reported to have posted abusive and insulting words towards the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM).
The woman was subsequently being arrested by PDRM last night (6 May) and a case will be opened for this incident.
It is reported that she had insulted the PDRM by calling them “dog” and “bastard”. She even said that even if PDRM issued her a ticket, she won’t be afraid. She had deleted her Facebook posts shortly after posted them, however, they was being captured by netizens who later shared them out.
Meanwhile, PDRM had received a report that she has been insulting PDRM on Facebook, which led to her arrest at 9 p.m. last night. As reported by FMT, Head of the Selangor Criminal Investigation Department, Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal has confirmed the case.
Mohd Faisal said that the case will be being investigated under Section 507 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation, Section 504 of the Penal Code for humiliation with intent to provoke anger and Section 233 of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (using network and communication services improperly).
He advised that netizens to be cautious when making any statements or comments on social media that may damage the image, credibility and dignity of individuals or departments.
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