KUCHING: Abdul Aziz Isa, the special assistant to state DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen has been arrested by the police.
Abdul Aziz has been arrested for alleged insults hurled against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for the latter’s recent visit to the United States.
Chong who is Bandar Kuching MP and Kota Sentosa assemblyman when contacted confirmed the arrest.
Chong explained on his social media page that Aziz was arrested under Section 504 of the Penal Code and Section 233 (1)(a) of the MCMC Act.
“The charge was that he has posted some unpleasant remarks about the prime minister.”
“The police claimed that they do not required a warrant to effect the arrest and also refused a lawyer to be present for the interrogation.”
“It is a big irony that on this Malaysia Day, the rights of the People to comment against our political leaders is so much suppressed as if there is no rights of expression amongst the Rakyat.”
“It is a shame that the administration of the country has to resort to police oppression to suppress the voices of dissent,” said Chong.