Two environmental activists nabbed for ‘insulting’ Johor Sultan

Source: FMT News

Facebook posting criticising logging activities in Johor cited by police as reason for arrests of Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia president and administrator. Pic from FMT News.

Facebook posting criticising logging activities in Johor cited by police as reason for arrests of Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia president and administrator. Pic from FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: Two pro-environment activists have been arrested by Johor police, believed to be over a Facebook posting highlighting environmental issues in the state.

According to Johor police chief Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd, Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia (Peka) president Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil, and the organisation’s administrator Norhayati Shahrom had allegedly insulted Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar through the said post.

He did not name the duo, but their identities were revealed in a statement by Peka Selangor exco member Karin Lee last night. Read more

Previously declared stateless, Dayak girl a Malaysian once more

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUCHING, Dec 23 — A 17-year-old Dayak girl, who was forced to stop schooling after the National Registration Department declared her as non-Malaysian after finding that her mother is Indonesian, today received her MyKad from the department.

“With that, her citizenship as a Malaysian is restored,” Sarawak For Sarawakians (S4S) civil society movement leader Peter John Jaban told reporters after Rika Herline anak Ji-in had received her MyKad from the NRD head office at Simpang Tiga here.

Jaban had led a group of human rights advocates from S4S and Sarawak Dayak Iban Association (Sadia) to help Rika and six other “stateless” people apply for their MyKads after alleged difficulties with the NRD.

“She will be able to continue her study next year,” Jaban said, adding that the other six also received their MyKads from the department.

Rika, who was born in 1999, stopped attending her Form 4 classes last year after the NRD refused to issue her with the identity card when it learned her mother is an Indonesian national.

Her original birth certificate, which indicated that she was a Malaysian citizen, was replaced with a new one saying she was a non-Malaysian. Read more

Woman detained for allegedly insulting Islam

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The 26-year-old woman is suspected of uploading statements that insulted the 'azan' and Islam on Facebook. Pic from FMT News.

The 26-year-old woman is suspected of uploading statements that insulted the ‘azan’ and Islam on Facebook. Pic from FMT News.

JOHOR BAHRU: The police detained a woman last night on suspicion of making a statement insulting the call to prayers (azan) and the Islam via Facebook.

Johor police chief Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said the 26-year-old woman was detained at 8pm at a house in Taman Rekamas, Simpang Renggam, near Kluang, after police received a report on Tuesday.

“Acting on the report, police carried out an investigation and traced the owner of the Facebook account who was suspected of uploading statements that insulted the ‘azan’ and the Islamic religion. This could cause social disharmony,” he said in a statement here today. Read more

Three detained for allegedly insulting Johor royalty

Source: The Star Online

Pic form the Star Online.

Pic form the Star Online.

JOHOR BARU: Police detained two women and a man Thursday for allegedly insulting members of the Johor royal household on Thursday.

In the first case, two women were believed to have made offensive statements against Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar via the social media website Facebook.

Johor Police Chief Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said the women, aged 54 and 51, were detained by the Commercial Criminal Investigation Department of the Johor contingent police headquarters at about 8.30pm at Batu Tiga, Shah Alam, Selangor after police acted following a report. Read more