Zami­han re­manded for two days

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Is­lamic Devel­op­ment Depart­ment (Jakim) of­fi­cer and Sunni Or­gan­i­sa­tion Malaysia (Aswaja) pres­i­dent Zami­han Mat Zin, who was ar­rested for sedi­tion on Wednesday for his al­leged crit­i­cism of the Jo­hor Sul­tan over a Jo­hor-based Mus­lim-only laun­derette, was re­manded for two days yes­ter­day to fa­cil­i­tate in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

The re­mand or­der was is­sued against Zami­han at the Dang Wangi dis­trict po­lice head­quar­ters by a mag­is­trate yes­ter­day.

Fed­eral CID direc­tor Datuk Seri Wan Ah­mad Na­j­mud­din Mohd con­firmed this.

In a state­ment on Wednesday, Jakim Direc­tor-Gen­eral Tan Sri Datuk Oth­man Mustapha said he and his depart­ment viewed the com­ments made in the speech se­ri­ously and had sum­moned Zami­han for ques­tion­ing.

Hu­man rights lawyer Eric Paulsen said Zami­han’s ac­tion does not war­rant his ar­rest.

“It was in­sult­ing in na­ture but it did not threaten or in­cite vi­o­lence and did not con­sti­tute a crime. The Sedi­tion Act 1948 should be abol­ished,” he tweeted.

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