The police action comes after a special officer to Sanusi lodged multiple reports against everyday Malaysians who have taken to social media to call out the PAS politician over his recent remarks.
The first arrest involves a senior citizen, who is alleged to have mocked the MB in a Facebook video over Sanusi’s remarks about having enough freezer containers for COVID-19 victims.
Bernama reported Kuala Muda district police chief ACP Adzli Abu Shah saying that the 61-year-old man was detained at his house in Lenggeng, Negeri Sembilan at around 4am yesterday, 9 August.
“In the raid, police seized a mobile phone belonging to the man,” Malaysiakini quoted Adzli as saying, who added that police had tracked down the senior citizen to his home in Lenggeng.
He was brought to Sungai Petani to be remanded, however, a magistrate did not allow the remand application and he was released on police bail after his statement was taken, Free Malaysia Today reported.
The senior citizen’s video, which is over nine-minute in length, was uploaded on a Facebook page called ‘Kamal Hero Malaya’ on Saturday night, 7 August, where it has since garnered over 10,000 views.
In the Bernama report, Adzli is reported saying that the video by the senior citizen was believed to be politically motivated, insulting, degrading, and tarnishing the reputation of the Kedah MB.