He is being investigated for his speech which allegedly targeted the Johor Sultan and the Chinese community
KUALA LUMPUR: Controversial preacher Zamihan Mat Zin has been remanded for two days to allow the police to probe him for sedition in his speech at a mosque, said a local report today.
The Star Online quoted Federal CID director Comm Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd as confirming the Pertubuhan Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah Malaysia (Aswaja) president has been remanded for two days until Friday.
He said Zamihan was arrested on Wednesday evening at the Dang Wangi police headquarters.
Yesterday Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun confirmed that a police report had been lodged against Zamihan and that he would be investigated under the Sedition Act.
In a video of the speech that was uploaded to YouTube, Zamihan allegedly said that it was wrong of Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar to prohibit a Muslim-only launderette from operating in the state.
In the same video, he described Chinese people as being “unhygienic”.
In a statement Wednesday, Zamihan said he would take legal action against news portals if they did not retract and apologise for their articles on the video.
He said he never mentioned the Johor Sultan, nor did he use abusive or seditious words.