Police to probe Pahang Mufti under Sedition Act


KUALA LUMPUR: Police have opened investigation papers under the Sedition Act over Pahang Mufti Abdul Rahman Osman’s statement on the term kafir harbi (non-believers who are against Islam).

Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said a police report had been received in Penang and another in Kuala Lumpur over the mufti’s statement.

“Let police conduct the investigation first, (people should) stop giving comments on the Pahang mufti’s statement.

“When the investigation is completed, we will refer the investigation papers to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for further action,” he told reporters after handing out crash helmets to traffic policemen here today.

Also present were Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Amar Singh Ishar Singh, Bukit Aman Police Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department Director Mahamad Akhir Darus, and Celcom Axiata Berhad Chief Executive Officer Shazalli Ramly.

On another development, Khalid confirmed that police today recorded a statement from former Premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad on his remarks likening Prime Minister Najib Razak to Uganda’s third President and Dictator Idi Amin.

“This is the eighth case we are investigating against Dr Mahathir.

“It’s our responsibility to carry out the investigations,” he said.

The recording of the statement was conducted by Bukit Aman police in Dr Mahathir’s office at the Perdana Leadership Foundation building in Presint 8, Putrajaya.

Mahathir had allegedly made the remarks in his speech at the recent Kuala Kangsar parliamentary by-election.