PETALING JAYA: Police have opened an investigation paper into allegations that Perak PAS chief and candidate for the Gunung Semanggol state seat, Razman Zakaria, had made defamatory and malicious remarks about Pakatan Harapan during a recent speech.
According to Bernama, Perak police chief Yusri Hassan Basri said a 32-year-old man had lodged a report after a video recording of the alleged event went viral on Sunday.
Razman is being investigated under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, he said in a statement.
He also advised party supporters to comply with all laws and regulations and give their full cooperation to the authorities during the general election, especially during the campaign.
Meanwhile, Yusri also said police received five reports regarding the election yesterday, with only one investigation paper opened so far.
He also said that police had approved permits for 123 political talks in the state while 19 other talks had been held without a permit.