KUALA LUMPUR: Police are investigating Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz for sedition.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun confirmed today that Nazri was being investigated under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 over statements he made during the Semenyih by-election campaign.
He added that once completed, the investigation papers would be handed over to the deputy public prosecutor for further action or instructions.
“So far we have received one report against Nazri,” he told reporters at the Federal Reserve Unit’s 63rd anniversary celebrations in Cheras here today.
Yesterday, the Padang Rengas MP confirmed he was questioned by the police over remarks he made in Semenyih last week.
Among others, Nazri claimed the appointment of non-Muslims as the attorney general (AG), chief justice and finance minister was causing fear among the Malays.
He also said non-Malays should not question Malay privileges as they too enjoyed special privileges such as vernacular schools.
In defending his statement yesterday, Nazri said a non-bumiputera AG could be bias in cases such as that involving deceased fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.
However, he had also denied issuing racially sensitive remarks during his speech in Semenyih.