Police to probe PAS president over allegedly racist remark

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KUCHING, Aug 29: Bukit Aman police is investigating Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang for his remarks in an article dated Aug 20 titled “PAS’ Hadi claims non-Muslims, non-Bumiputera make up the bulk of ‘roots of corruption’” published by online portal MalayMail.

In a statement, PDRM corporate communications chief ACP Skandaguru Anandan said the police have so far received 28 reports lodged against the Marang MP relating to the issue.

“The case is being investigated by the Classified Criminal Investigation Unit, Prosecution and Law Division (D5) under Section 505 (C) of the Penal Code for issuing statements likely to incite the community, and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for the improper use of network facilities or network services.

“Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang will be summoned to Bukit Aman to assist in the investigation,” he said in a statement yesterday (Aug 28).

He also advised members of the public not to speculate or make any statements that could interfere with police investigations.

“The police also call on the public to be careful on issues which relate to religious and racial sensitivities that could threaten social harmony.

“Strict action will be taken against any party that affects public order and national security,” he added. — DayakDaily