Lecturer detained over insulting photos of Malaysia PM Najib Razak and wife

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks at the opening of the International Conference on Deradicalisation and Countering Violent Extremism in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Jan 25, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 58-year-old lecturer at a private university was detained for allegedly doctoring the photos of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor on social media.

Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said the suspect was detained at Capsquare Residence here at about 9.45pm on Saturday (Oct 21).

"He has been remanded until Tuesday. The case is investigated under Section 504 of the Penal Code for intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of peace and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 ," he said on Sunday.

Comm Wan Najmuddin advised the public not to make derogatory statements about others.

"They should not post any offensive pictures online as well," he said.

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