Sabah quake: Malaysian civil servant arrested for mocking state on Facebook account

KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 22-year-old Malaysian civil servant was arrested for mocking the people of Sabah on his Facebook account on Saturday, following last Friday's earthquake that killed 18, including climbers and guides.

The man had posted in Malay: "Only after there's an earthquake 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?"

City police chief Asist 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.