GEORGE TOWN: Newly-appointed information officer in the Chief Minister’s office here, Wan Ji Wan Hussin, has been arrested by police this afternoon.

He was arrested after Friday prayers at Masjid Sembilang in Seberang Jaya.

His arrest was confirmed by state deputy police chief Datuk Roslee Chik.

It is not immediately known what he was detained for.

It was reported that the Islamic preacher from Kelantan had been appointed Penang’s information officer to help the state counter claims the state administration was anti-Malay and anti-Islam.

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Newly-appointed information officer in the Chief Minister’s office here, Wan Ji Wan Hussin, has been arrested by police this afternoon. (courtesy of NST reader)