GEORGE TOWN: Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim was called to the Tanjong Tokong police station today to be questioned about his involvement in a “Save Malaysia” forum he took part in last year.
At 3pm, Sim and his lawyer, Ramkarpal Singh, reported to the police station over a case under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.
Sim said he was perplexed why police were after opposition members who have not committed any crime.
“In our country’s current situation where a few members of the public like Pastor Raymond Koh can be abducted in broad daylight … police ought to be putting all their energy into preventing crime, not being nannies for opposition leaders,” he told reporters here today.
Sim said asking opposition members to report themselves at police stations for such trivial cases was a waste of time as they were better off carrying out their MP duties.
“It is, in fact, more tedious for the police force, which is already grappling with a shortage of officers.
“Anyhow, I will always give my fullest cooperation to the police but I will not be afraid to face adversities that may come to defend the rights of the rakyat.”
Yesterday, Batu Kawan MP Kasthuri Patto was summoned to give a statement on the same forum, held on April 12 last year.
The forum, titled: “Forum Deklarasi Rakyat Suara Anak Muda Selamatkan Malaysia”, was held at the Caring Society Complex on Scotland Road.