The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Sabah on Friday drew various reactions from people as a majority of them expressed their heartfelt sympathies to those affected and their families on social media sites.

However, one post drew the ire of netizens leading police to arrest the 22-year-old civil servant for mocking the people of Sabah following the June 5 earthquake that killed 18 people.

The man posted: "Kene gempa bumi bru nk kecoh ... Standard la negeri penuh sociality ... pub ... night club trbanyak di malaysia. Nak goyang sgt kan? Tuhan dh bagi goyang tu. Knapa takut plak?" (Only after an earthquake hit are you making a fuss. That's what happens to a state known for its social life, pubs and the most nightclubs in Malaysia. You wanted to shake so much, so now God has made the shake. Why are you afraid now?)

Kota Kinabalu chief ACP M. Chandra said the man was arrested at 9pm at Indah Permai, Sepanggar less than two hours after a police report was lodged against him.

"We seized a handphone and two SIM cards from the suspect and have recorded his statement for the investigations," he said.

ACP Chandra said, he will forward the case to the deputy public prosecutor as soon as possible for further action.

The case is being investigated under Section 505(c) of the Penal Code and Multimedia Communication Act.