By John Isaac
SARAWAK PKR member Iswardy Morni has been arrested and remanded for two days over his YouTube video clip that had allegedly insulted the King.
Bukit Aman’s acting CID chief Datuk Dev Kumar said the 45-year-old was picked up from his home last night following a few police reports lodged against him over his live video broadcast.
He added that Iswardy is being investigated under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act, Section 504 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
Earlier today, PKR said Iswardy acted on his own and all his video clips were his own and did not reflect the views of the party, adding that it respects the royal institution.
According to reports in Free Malaysia Today, PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil said Iswardy’s controversial video clips had previously been discussed by the central leadership, which expressed their concern and had warned him to stop such actions.
He added that Iswardy was an ordinary member in the party’s Petra Jaya branch and did not hold any positions in the party at any level.