Cops probe Isma chief

07 May 2014 / 20:25 H.

    KUALA LUMPUR: Police are investigating Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma) president Abdullah Zaik Abd Rahman for sedition, in relation to his statement on Monday that the Chinese here are “intruders” who allegedly discriminate against Malays, but are still given citizenship.
    Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today that they have opened investigation papers against Abdullah Zaik under the Sedition Act 1948.
    “Yes, I confirm we are probing him under the Sedition Act,” Khalid, who is attending a police forum in Geneva, said in a text message to theSun.
    City deputy CID chief ACP Khairi Ahrasa said police have received four reports and have started the probe under Section 4(1) (c) of the Act.
    In George Town, Penang DAP Youth and their PAS counterparts have condemned Abdullah Zaik over his statement.
    State DAP Youth chief Ng Wei Aik said such statements could lead to hatred against the community and must not be tolerated in a multi-racial society.
    “The statement is slander and has degraded the Malay people to a new low,” Penang PAS Youth Council information head Mohd Faruk Abdul Rahman said.
    MCA Youth chief Chong Sin Woon, while condemning Isma, wants the federal government to take action against Abdullah Zaik.
    In a statement issued by Bukit Aman at 6pm today, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Mohd Zinin warned that individuals, organisations or parties causing unrest and tension among races in the country will not be spared action.
    “Be forewarned, those who post or issue insensitive and hurtful comments on the various ethnicities and religions, including their traditional practices for the sake of gaining influence and publicity, will face action by the police. We will not tolerate any sort of act from any party that may break up the ties between races,” he said.

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