Activist Fadiah Nadwa gives statement to police

KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer and human rights activist Fadiah Nadwa Fikri gave a statement to the police today in connection with her article which allegedly questioned the system of monarchy in the country.

She arrived at the Brickfields District Police headquarters with three lawyers – Farhana Abdul Halim, Khuratul Ain and Ragunath Kesavan — at 4pm and left an hour later.

Fadiah Nadwa said the police had asked about 20 questions over the bilingual article titled "Jangan Engkau Cium Tangan yang Memukulmu" (Don't Kiss the Hand that Beats You) which was published on Monday.

"Several police reports were lodged against me with regard to this article. I have the right to remain silent and will only answer the questions (which were asked by the police) in court," she told reporters when met outside the police headquarters.

Yesterday, Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa secretary-general Syed Hassan Syed Ali lodged a police report urging the authorities to take action against the lawyer. — Bernama