Facebook Insult Spells Trouble

4:15 PM, Nov 5, 2012   |    comments
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The family of a Malaysian man detained for allegedly insulting a state sultan on Facebook is defending his right to free speech.

Police in the capital of Kuala Lumpur have arrested 27 year old Ahmad Abdul Jalil. His family says it has been told their relative is being investigated for seditious remarks against the Johor sultan. But she said the family did not know what the offensive postings were -- and say they haven't heard from him since he was arrested.

Under Malaysian law, acts that provoke hatred against royal rulers are considered seditious.








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