Police record statements from Dong Zhong chairman, secretary

22 Aug 2019 / 20:07 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: Two top officials of the United Chinese School Committees’ Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong) were summoned for questioning by police at Bukit Aman yesterday.

They were queried on police reports lodged against the association which objected to the introduction of khat in vernacular schools.

Association chairman Tan Tai Kim (pix) and secretary Ng Chai Heng arrived the federal police headquarters at 9.30am yesterday and left at 12.45pm.

Federal CID director Commissioner Datuk Huzir Mohamed confirmed that the duo were called up for investigations on grounds of “intentional insult with intent to provoke the breach of peace” under section 504 of the Penal Code.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reportedly accused the group of being racist as it appeared to be only concerned about the welfare of a single race.

Several parties including Bersatu and Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin have called for the association’s ban.

Huzir also said that controversial preacher Zakir Naik was summoned to have his statement recorded over a police report he had lodged against several politicians.

He said the case is being probed for defamation under section 500 of the Penal Code.

Naik had made reports against Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran, Klang MP Charles Santiago, Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy, Bagan Dalam assemblyman Satees Muniandy and former ambassador Dennis J. Ignatius, alleging they had taken his controversial speech in Kelantan two weeks ago out of context.

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