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Zaid files police report against Selangor Umno for criminal intimidation

 | December 7, 2017

The former de facto law minister says he also explained in his report what is expected of rulers as constitutional monarchs and (maintaining) impartiality and neutrality in politics.

Zaid-Ibrahim-Noh-Omar-for-allegedly-harassing-him-1PETALING JAYA: DAP’s Zaid Ibrahim today lodged a police report against Selangor Umno and its chief Noh Omar for allegedly harassing him, threatening to lodge a police report against him for sedition and burning photos of him.

Zaid made the report about noon at the Bandar Utama police station under Section 503 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation.

Speaking to FMT, Zaid, who is a former de facto law minister, said he also explained what was expected of state rulers in his police report.

“I explain what is expected of our rulers as constitutional monarchs, (maintaining) impartiality and neutrality in politics especially in an election year,” he said.

The report follows yesterday’s news reports that two life-sized effigies of him were burnt in front of the entrance of Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur by a group led by Sungai Besar Umno division chief Jamal Yunos.

Jamal held a press conference outside PWTC, where Umno is currently holding its annual general assembly, to hit out at Zaid over the latter’s alleged slur on the Selangor Sultan.

Zaid had taken to Twitter to “advise” the Sultan, with his tweet reading: “The Selangor Sultan should be careful with his words. No one is immune when the country burns.”

Zaid was apparently referring to an interview the Sultan gave The Star in which the ruler claimed PPBM chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s political agenda was motivated by “deep hatred” and that “his anger will burn the whole country”.

Subsequently, Noh was also reported as saying that Selangor Umno would hold a rally on Sunday to defend and support Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

He had said that Selangor Umno and non-governmental organisations in the state had already lodged police reports over Zaid’s statement.

“We will ask the youths from NGOs to lodge police reports too so that Zaid will be investigated under the Sedition Act,” he added.

The Selangor Sultan today also told Zaid to go back to Kelantan if the latter was unhappy with the ruler’s criticism of Mahathir.

Zaid has refused to respond to the remark.

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