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Sabah Quake: One Arrested For Offensive Facebook Post

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KOTA KINABALU: A 22-year-old civil servant was arrested for mocking the people of Sabah following the June 5 earthquake that killed 18, including climbers and guides.

The man had posted “kene gempa bumi bru nk kecoh … Standard la negeri penuh sociality … pub … night club trbanyak di malaysia” (only after there’s an earthquate this state is taking action … the standard of this state is too social, it has the most pubs and nightclubs in Malaysia. Now want to shake so much. God has shaken it up. Why afraid now?” in his Facebook account on June 6.

City police chief Assist Comm M. Chandra said the man was arrested at about 9pm, less than 12 hours after a police report was lodged against him.

“We seized a handphone and two Sim cards from the suspect and have recorded his statement for the investigations,” he said.

ACP Chandra said they would forward the case to the deputy public prosecutor as soon as possible for further action.

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