Most of the time, we seem to forget that our actions have consequences. Especially when it comes to using the Internet.
A local YouTuber was arrested for slandering and insulting another online personality during a Facebook live broadcast.
Joan Lee from the Oscar express 4.0 channel is known for her fiery temper and tendency to attack others online. She and co-host Daren Yap from the channel were filming a Facebook live when they started insulting and degrading a woman who, according to China Press, runs a small business online.
In an interview with China Daily, Putrajaya Police District Director Mohd Fadil revealed that the woman reported the incident to the police on 13th March. She alleged that Joan Lee had insulted and slandered her on the Facebook live. As she felt threatened, she decided to lodge a police report.
Mohd Fadil reported that Joan was arrested on 31st March after the matter was investigated. The arrest took place at a hotel in Subang Jaya, Selangor. According to China Press, Joan was returning from a contest when several police officers in plain clothes surrounded and escorted her to a police car. A video of the arrest was filmed and posted online.
“In the preliminary investigation, no one else was involved in the case,” Mohd Fadil said. “The police will invoke Article 500 (defamation) and Article 504 (intentionally insulting and destroying public peace) of the Criminal Code, and Article 233A of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for the investigation.” He also mentioned that Joan would be detained until 2nd April to assist in the investigation.
However, last night, Joan made a public apology via another Facebook live on the Mrs Asia Supreme Pageant group. Apparently, the victim issued a letter to her asking for a public apology. Joan was in tears as she apologised to everyone who was involved in the matter, including a friend who was dragged in by accident.
Watch her apology here: