Police investigation papers on “seditious” DAP councillor submitted to AG Chambers

 |Jan 4, 2017
Satees has reminded Sultan Ibrahim that the Johor Constitution was not higher than Federal Constitution.
Satees has reminded Sultan Ibrahim that the Johor Constitution was not higher than Federal Constitution.

Police have completed investigations on Penang DAP councillor M. Satees on his Facebook posting which allegedly insulted Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar on Nov 3, 2016.

An officer familiar with its investigations said police have submitted the papers to the Attorney-General Chambers in Putrajaya for further action.

“We have submitted our investigation papers to the AG Chambers.

“We are now waiting for the chamber’s directives on whether to charge Satees or not,” said the officer.

In his November posting, Satees, who is a DAP councillor in the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP), had allegedly insulted Sultan Ibrahim over his royal decree to ban street demonstrations in Johor.

The Facebook time stamp showed that Satees had posted his comments against the Sultan of Johor at 8.19pm on Nov 3, 2016. He had subsequently removed the posting.
The Facebook time stamp showed that Satees had posted his comments against the Sultan of Johor at 8.19pm on Nov 3, 2016. He had subsequently removed the posting.

The Johor Ruler has reasoned that such demonstration would disrupt the peace and portray a negative image in his state.

But, in his alleged seditious FB posting, Satees told off Sultan Ibrahim to: “Know your limit. You have no power to stop anyone from taking part in any peaceful assembly.”

“So, dear Sultan, you don’t try to undermine the highest law of the land by issuing your own ‘decrees’! Please know your limits, and act accordingly as the ‘Constitutional Head of State’!!” Satees slammed the Johor Ruler.

Satees had since removed the posting after he realised that certain Facebook users were unhappy with his comments.

Three days later, after his “seditious remarks” became a hot topic, the DAP Batu Kawan parliamentary division secretary however, claimed that his remarks were his personal views and does not involve his party.

He also apologised for his “seditious” remarks against the Sultan of Johor.

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