PETALING JAYA: Activist Ali Abdul Jalil, who fled the country to escape sedition charges, claims Sweden has accepted his request for political asylum.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Ali said that he was now a permanent resident (PR) of Sweden after its government accepted his application.
“Thank you Sweden for giving me PR, I love Sweden so much.
“If I were bad, Sweden would not have given me PR,” said the 31-year-old.
Ali made headlines in 2014 when he was arrested for sedition for remarks insulting the Johor and Selangor royal families on Facebook.
The Immigration Department revoked his passport on Dec 9, 2014 after he fled to Sweden to escape charges.