PUTRAJAYA: Home minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail says he will leave it to “the wisdom” of the police to investigate the aides to two Pakatan Harapan MPs.
“I leave it to the discretion of the police to use whatever laws they see fit. I will not interfere,” he said at a press conference here.
Noor Suhana Ishak, who is an aide to DAP’s Bentong MP Young Syefura Othman, and economic affairs minister Rafizi Ramli’s press secretary Farhan Iqbal gave their statements at the Sentul police station yesterday.
The police also confiscated their mobile phones, which both aides said was unnecessary as the authorities had all the documents they needed.
Suhana and Farhan are being investigated for criminal defamation and misuse of network facilities over tweets they posted about a provocation that took place at a ceramah by Muda in Muar last year.
Former Klang MP Charles Santiago and Muda president Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman were among those who criticised the probe, saying the police should instead investigate the culprits who disrupted the ceramah last October.
Saifuddin said he was aware of the many criticisms against the action by the police but stressed that he would not interfere with the investigations at this point in time.
Suhana and Farhan had been summoned by the police over a tweet linking Umno Youth to a commotion at a ceramah by Muda.
The group of 30 had disrupted the ceramah and allegedly revved their motorcycles and called Syed Saddiq, the Muar MP, a liar.
In videos of the incident posted on social media, police were seen blocking the group from approaching further.
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