A Malay non-governmental organisation wants the police to act against a Facebook user who insulted Prophet Muhammad and offended Muslims.
Penang Malay Tourism and Heritage Association president Syed Kamalrul Sufian Kadiron Mustafa said the Facebook user who goes by the profile name 'Desmond Yongkor' should be investigated as his posting could possibly cause tension and conflict among the different races and faiths.
Desmond Yongkor yesterday posted a photo of a demon on his Facebook and wrote that was what the Prophet looked like.
He also wrote that those who refused to convert to Islam would be killed, like what the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) was doing based on the Quran.
The posting is still on his Facebook page at about 11:45am today. According to information on his profile page, Desmond Yongkor is an engineer from Kimanis in Sabah.
Syed Kamalrul said they hoped the police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commissions (MCMC) would take stern against the Facebook user.
"We hope he can be traced in Kimanis within 24 hours and be brought to justice under the Sedition Act or the Penal Code. People like him can't stay in multiracial Malaysia with that kind of thinking," he told reporters after lodging a police report against the Facebook user at the Lebuh Pantai police station.
"This is a national issue... we all know that there is a movement trying to get Sabah to leave the federation. He may be one of those involved.
"We believe others are also making reports against him nationwide."
Syed Kamalrul said he did not think the Facebook account was fake as the user had followers.
"Maybe the user is not using his real name," he added, saying that if the authorities could not find Desmond Yongkor, they should track down the other users who had been tagged on his offensive posting.
"He tagged his friends. There are also people who asked why he was saying such things. They didn't agree with what he had done." – July 2, 2015.