THE police has launched an investigation into PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang for allegedly making remarks against race, royalty, and religion (3R).
Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Deputy Director Datuk G S Suresh Kumar said that the investigation was conducted in response to Hadi’s statement on Saturday (July 8) claiming that DAP has a “Chinese agenda” and is out to continue the eradication of Malay and Bumiputera supremacy established by British colonialists.
“Hadi had in a Facebook post said that said DAP intends to retain the meaning of Islam in the Federal Constitution based on the colonialists’ interpretation, which upholds liberalism and freedoms espoused by the West.
“The statement is believed to have been in his Facebook post last Saturday (July 8). New Straits Times has also discussed about the article on the same date,” he said in a statement today (July 10).
Suresh Kumar added that the investigation is being probed by Bukit Aman D5 Division of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
“The case is being investigated under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998,” he said, and reminded the public not to engage in any speculation that could disrupt the investigation process.
“Strict action will be taken against anyone who undermines public peace and national security,” he stressed.
Meanwhile, Suresh Kumar also confirmed that investigation were also launched against DAP Chairman Lim Guan Eng over allegations that he touched on the 3R after the police have received several police reports on the matter.
Suresh Kumar mentioned that the Bagan MP is being investigated under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 505(b) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for improper use of network facilities or network services.
“The statement was believed to have been made by Lim at the 2023 Tian Fu Gong White Dragon King Singapore-Malaysia Tour event in Tokong Batu in Jelutong, Penang, on July 7.
“On July 8, MalaysiaNow published an article related to the DAP chairperson,” he said in a statement yesterday (July 9).
It was reported that Lim was alleged to have said “the green wave (a reference to Perikatan Nasional (PN)’s election appeal with voters) will destroy temples and deny religious rights in Penang”.
On Monday last week (July 3), Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain had reminded all quarters not to play up sensitive issues, namely the 3Rs during campaigning in the upcoming state elections.
Razarudin had cautioned that its officers would be on the ground to assess the goings on from nomination day until voting day.
“We will investigate anyone if they raise sensitive issues such as the 3Rs, be they regular folk, politicians or businessmen,” he said. – July 10, 2023
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