Fruit grower re­manded for shar­ing ‘rant’ video

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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.

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