Former Youth and Sports Minister, Syed Saddiq is currently being probed by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) over a video he posted on his Instagram account regarding a recent custodial death.
The PDRM is currently investigating a 45-second video Syed Saddiq posted on April 28 following the death of cow’s milk trader, A Ganapathy while in police custody.
According to The Star, Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department deputy director (Investigation and Legal), Datuk Mohd Azman Ahmad Sapri confirmed the matter and said that Syed Saddiq turned up at about 10 a.m. and was at the IPD for over three hours to give his statement.
Mohd Azman added that the case is being investigated under Section 505 (b) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
Meanwhile, Syed Saddiq said that he will give full cooperation on the matter and commented “PDRM is not my enemy. They are my friends and allies.”
“The few who disrespect the Rule of Law are the true enemies.”
In the latest series of events, Syed Saddiq claimed that the PDRM had confiscated his mobile phone and access to his social media accounts (Instagram and TikTok).
“I am not sure if confiscating my phone is legal, but I have left this matter to my lawyer.”
“Why do they want to confiscate my phone?”
“For me, this is unnecessary because I voluntarily allowed them to access my social media accounts.”
Syed Saddiq said he was not blaming police, but this maybe be an politically motivated action taken against him orchestrated by Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
He also said it is possible that he will be summoned again to record another statement, adding that he was being investigated under Section 503 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.
Regarding the death of both Sivabalan Subramaniam and A. Ganapathy, Syed Saddiq said that Sivabalan’s death was more tragic as it took place in the same police station as the late Ganapathy. He added that these are not tolerable in the rule of law.
Stay tuned for more updates!
Watch the full interview here: