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Fahmi Reza Under Police Investigations For Allegedly Slandering The Health Minister

Fahmi Reza Under Police Investigations For Allegedly Slandering The Health Minister

He’s being investigated under multiple Sections.

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Famed political cartoonist Fahmi Reza is under police investigation for online posts which allegedly slandered the current Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

Malay Mail reports that police are investigating an illustration posted by Fahmi in October – a caricature depicting the Minister along with the Malay word “Hilang” (missing) as the headline.

The order under Section 111 of the Criminal Procedure Code was issued by the investigating officer to have statements of witnesses recorded. It is for a case which is being investigated under Section 500 of the Penal Code, and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA), related to a post that contained slander against the Ministry of Health (MOH),

Putrajaya district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Fadzil Ali via Malay Mail

Under Section 500, the law states that whoever who defames another shall be punished with imprisonment of up to two years or with fine or both while Section 233 of the CMA is related to the improper use of network facilities or network service.

Fahmi has posted on Instagram confirming the investigation, saying that he has to be present at the Putrajaya police headquarters today.

On Instagram, Fahmi said he doesn’t know which posts the police were investigating but reckons the ones in question are the posts he made in February 2021 and October 2020.

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