Malaysian May Get Jail Time Over Facebook Page
He's accused of mocking a former king
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2010 2:37 PM CST
File photo.   (AP Photo.The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld, file)

(Newser) – A man in Malaysia has been arrested for mocking a former ruler on Facebook. He allegedly created a fake profile for the late Sultan Iskandar Ismail, with the stated purpose to "expose the treachery of the sultan against his race and religion," reports AP. Authorities tracked down the page's creator through his Internet use. He could face charges under the nation's sedition law, which carries a sentence of 3 years.