KUALA LUMPUR: A police report was lodged against a man who allegedly insulted the late Sultan of Kedah Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah on Facebook.
Bukit Aman corporate communications head Senior Assistant Commissioner Datin Asmawati Ahmad said the report was lodged at Jalan Tun Razak police station this morning.
She said the case was being investigated under Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 for improper use of network facilities or network service.
The man, using the name Hershel Tan posted a comment: “The f****** Sultan is dead, and he’s playing with these kids.”
It was learnt that the man has deleted the account.
Tuanku Abdul Halim, 89, passed away at Istana Anak Bukit at 2.30pm yesterday. He was born on Nov 28, 1927 at Istana Anak Bukit.
Tuanku Abdul Halim, who was installed as the Sultan of Kedah in 1958, is the oldest surviving son of Almarhum Sultan Badlishah Sultan Abdul Hamid.
He made history as the first Sultan to become the Yang di-Pertuan Agong twice.