JOHOR BARU, Feb 13 — A group of Johor-based Malay-Muslim youths today lodged a police report against a Facebook user, believed to be a lawyer, for allegedly insulting the royal institution by naming his pet dogs after bestowed titles.

The group of 15 youths want the authorities to act against the individual after earlier filing a report with the Johor Baru South district police at about 12.30pm.

Muhammad Kamil Abdul Radzak, who represented the group, said the individual’s act of uploading several photos of his pet dogs and giving them names with noble titles awarded by the King and state sultans was clearly malicious in nature.

He said the individual had clearly insulted the country’s royal institution and the Federal Constitution which awarded the titles to exemplary Malaysians.


“Not only that, but the lawyer also uploaded a picture of his dog wearing a hijab with a caption reading: ‘My Malay sister at home wears a hijab’.

“Such actions are insulting, and we deem them acceptable as he is a lawyer,” said Muhammad Kamil outside the Johor Baru South district police headquarters in Larkin today.

The group today had voiced their unhappiness after the individual was alleged to have uploaded several photographs of his pet dogs by calling them “Datuk Seri, Datuk Seri Paduka and Datuk Wira” between October and December last year.


Muhammad Kamil also questioned the individual’s motives as they clearly disrespected the royal institution as well as demonstrated an insensitivity towards Muslims.

“As a lawyer, he should be a person who understands and adheres to the law, but in this case, it is the complete opposite,” he said.

Another representative from the group, Muhammad Haikal Mohd Dzul, demanded that immediate action be taken against the individual involved.

He said that such an act was disrespectful and inconsiderate as it can trigger racial disharmony.

“We don’t want an apology as what he did was a thoughtless act and can cause disharmony,” he said.

For Mohd Fauzan Azman, he said that there is a limit to one’s patience when it involves matters of faith.

He hopes that the police would take appropriate action against the lawyer.

When contacted, Johor Baru South police chief Assistant Commissioner Raub Selamat said they have received the report and an investigation will be carried out soon.

On Wednesday, non-governmental organisation (NGO) Putra Malaysia filed a similar police report at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur against the Facebook user for allegedly insulting the royal institution.