Najib to be questioned over FB post against Nga

Former prime minister Najib Razak.

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Najib Razak is expected to be called for questioning at Bukit Aman in relation to a defamation probe after being accused by Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Nga Kor Ming of slander.

Head deputy director of prosecution and law at the Criminal Investigation Department Mior Farid Al Athrash Wahid said a police report had been lodged in Ipoh by Nga’s special secretary regarding a Facebook post by a group calling itself the “Nga Kor Ming Super Fans”.

Police subsequently launched an investigation under Section 500 of the Penal Code for defamation.

“We have contacted him (Najib) and he has agreed to come to Bukit Aman to give his statement,” he told reporters in a press conference after the monthly assembly at Bukit Aman here today.

He said other witnesses would be called in, if necessary, including Nga who has already been questioned once.

He said police would issue a notice under Section 111 of the Criminal Procedure Code to compel them to give their statements if they refuse to cooperate.

Najib had shared a screenshot of the Facebook post in question which he claimed was “inciteful” towards the Selangor ruler over the issue of bilingual road signs.

Nga later said that while the screenshot appeared to be from a page calling itself “Nga Kor Ming Super Fans”, checks found that it was actually from a Chinese page named “Ju Xi Wan Yak”.

He said neither page is connected to him or DAP. He also accused Najib of slander and said he would be lodging a police report.

Mior said today that two reports had been lodged in relation to the Facebook post.

He said police have completed their investigation into the first report, lodged by the Selangor palace in Shah Alam.

That investigation was launched under Section 4 (1) of the Sedition Act.

He added that Nga had cooperated fully with the probe and had handed over his mobile phone.