Cops Arrest Man Who Allegedly Insulted Islam in Puchong

PETALING JAYA: Serdang police have arrested a man, aged 39, for allegedly insulting Islam in a TikTok video clip that went viral on social media.

He was picked up at his house in Bukit Kuchai, Puchong, on 17 July noon.

He was believed to have been assaulted as well, based on a 28-second-long video clip on Facebook that showed him with a bloodied face. People can be heard berating him for allegedly insulting their faith on the video clip.

According to Serdang police chief AA Anbalagan, the case has been been classified under Section 298A of the Penal Code for insulting religion, and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) for sharing or disseminating false, offensive and threatening content.

He added that the people who allegedly assaulted the suspect would be investigated as well.

“Members of the public are advised not to be involved in unlawful acts and let the authorities carry out the investigation,” he told reporters in a WhatsApp group.