Cops probing Hadi for disputing authorisation of Pardons Board

BUKIT Aman has confirmed that an investigation has been launched against PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang for questioning the authorisation of the Pardons Board.

Johor police chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said Hadi had made the statement during a ceramah at the PAS Bakri division headquarters on Saturday night (August 26).

“Bukit Aman is investigating the matter under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948, which carries a fine of up to RM5,000 or three years imprisonment or both upon conviction,” Kamarul said in a statement uploaded on Polis Johor Facebook’s page today (Aug 28).

“We would like to remind the public not to touch on 3R (royalty, religion and race) to ensure public safety and order.

“Actions would be taken against anyone regardless of their political affiliation if they touch on the matter,” he added.

On Saturday (Aug 26), Hadi claimed that the way this country grants amnesty to an offender is not in accordance with Islamic teachings.

Hadi, who is also the Marang MP, said in Islam only the victims could pardon and forgive the accuser.

“Not the Pardons Board where the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Prime Minister and Attorney General are its members.

“In Islam, the accuser has to seek forgiveness from the victim, but if the victim dies then the accuser has to seek pardon from the victim’s parents, siblings or next of kin,” the Ru Rendang assemblyman said. – Aug 28, 2023


Main pic credit: Facebook/Abdul Hadi Awang

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