Umno Youth chief detained in KK, police confirm 2 reports received

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By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, April 5: Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Razarudin Husain confirmed that two reports had been received against Umno Youth chief Dr Muhammad Akmal Saleh, who was arrested in Kota Kinabalu today.

In a statement today, Razarudin said investigations are underway under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998.


He also said that once (the investigation is) completed, it would be handed over to the Attorney General’s Chamber (AGC) for further instruction.

Meanwhile, Akmal, in a Facebook post earlier today, said he was arrested at the Kota Kinabalu district police headquarters following his arrival at Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

According to him, he was also scheduled to give a statement at the Dang Wangi police headquarters tomorrow.

Akmal had been vocal about the KK Super Mart ‘Allah’ socks issue, in which he called for a boycott of the convenience store chain and was criticised for it, such as by Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture Dato Sri Tiong King Sing; Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Sarawak Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah; and Sarawakian activist Peter John Jaban and Sabahan activist Atama Katama. — DayakDaily