Fruit grower remanded for sharing ‘rant’ video
KUANTAN: A fruit grower from Taiping has been remanded for two days for allegedly sharing a video of a man insulting MCA Youth chief Datuk Chong Sin Woon on Facebook.
Lawyer Hon Kai Ping said the 48-year-old man, who was detained in Taiping on Monday, was brought here to be remanded after a police report was lodged. The suspect is being investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for improper use of network facilities or network service, said Hon.
The video was posted on the suspect’s Facebook page on Nov 9 and has been viewed 834,321 times.
The two-minute-50-second clip showed a man going on an expletive-filled rant over Chong’s remarks at the recent MCA annual general assembly, after Chong made fun of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s failure to mitigate the state’s flood problems despite Lim’s “deity-like” status. Chong has apologised for his remarks.