Firearms licence for IGP’s daughter: Azmin called in for questioning


SHAH ALAM: Police today questioned Mohamed Azmin Ali over a speech in which the Selangor menteri besar called on the authorities to investigate the daughter of the police chief over her firearms firm.

Azmin was questioned at the Shah Alam police headquarters this evening, ostensibly to aid investigations under Section 500 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

Section 500 of the Penal Code covers criminal defamation, while Section 233 of the Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 covers the “improper use of network facilities or network service”.

He was accompanied by his lawyer and PKR MP for Padang Serai N Surendran.

This follows a speech made by Azmin calling for an investigation into Khalid’s daughter over her company’s licence to sell firearms.

“It is completely unnecessary to take away the Selangor MB from his duties for the purpose of an unnecessary investigation like this.

“Public servants are not above criticism and the law should not be used in this manner,” Surendran said.

Azmin also criticised the police for calling him in for questioning, saying he had only asked that investigations be done on how Khalid’s daughter could obtain such a licence.

“We are disappointed that so much time was wasted to pressure me to come forth.

“What has the system come to today that the prime minister and IGP cannot be investigated?

“I showed the police just now that Khalid himself had admitted that his daughter had obtained a licence to deal in firearms before Khalid had become the IGP. He himself admitted it.”

Azmin was referring to an earlier report in which Khalid had rejected charges of nepotism by saying the firearms company run by his daughter had obtained its arms licence long before he was made the national police chief.