10 March 2021: Putrajaya district police summoned graphic designer and activist Fahmi Reza for interrogation over earlier online posts, in which he allegedly ‘slandered’ the Well being Minister, according to Malay Mail.
Reza is remaining investigated below Segment 500 of the Penal Code treating about defamation and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act about inappropriate use of communications elements. The former is punishable with up to two several years of prison or a wonderful, or even each.
The artist published on his Instagram a picture of the law enforcement letter he obtained expressing he experienced to go to the station in Putrajaya to give a assertion about the two graphics.
The letter did not specify the artwork less than investigation but primarily based on the publishing day of the law enforcement report, it could refer to the posts on his Twitter account of Oct 2020 and February 2021.
These posts were satirical styles of Well being Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba. The October submit depicted a figure resembling the politician.
TOLONG CARI MENTERI HILANG! pic.twitter.com/GtQllFBzYt
— Fahmi Reza (@kuasasiswa) October 3, 2020
“I’m below to make clear to the police the this means of the artworks, their goal, to whom they had been addressed and other folks,” reported the artist.
Whilst he has been arrested, investigated, tried using in court docket, and fined on numerous instances, Reza vows to keep on generating caricatures. He stated this is his way to workout his independence of expression and speak up on Malaysian issues.