19 September 2016
PETALING JAYA: Two people have been arrested by police for allegedly insulting Islam in relation to the death of PAS spiritual leader Datuk Dr Haron Din on social media.
Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed the arrests at a press conference on Monday.
The two men, a 62-year-old and a 50-year-old strategic communications consultant, were arrested in Bandar Utama and Shah Alam on Monday morning.
They are being investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
Khalid said a third person is to be arrested in Ipoh.
Dr Haron, 76, passed away due to heart complications at a hospital in the United States on Friday.
On Friday, Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi re-tweeted a post with the words “Adios Harun Din. Let there be peace” soon after Dr Haron’s passing.
The tweet drew criticism from Malaysians.
PAS Youth has since lodged a police report in Kuala Lumpur urging Ooi to apologise to Dr Haron’s family while his own party, DAP, has also distanced itself from the comment.