The police have opened an investigation paper against PAS president Hadi Awang over his claims that non-Muslims and non-Malays are the ‘root’ of corruption.
This has been confirmed by Bukit Aman Corporate Communications head Asst Comm Skandaguru Anandan, who said that the police have since received 28 police reports against him.
“Investigations are being conducted by the Prosecution and Law Division (D5) of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Bukit Aman, under Section 505 (C) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.”
“He will also be called to Bukit Aman to assist investigations,” he was quoted as saying by The Star.
Section 505(c) of the Penal Code is for making, publishing or circulating any statement, rumour or report with intent to incite or which is likely to incite any class or community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or community of persons.
Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 is for improper use of network facilities or network services.
Meanwhile, ACP Skandaguru also advised the public not to speculate or make any statements that could interfere with the investigation process.
The PAS president has came under fire recently for making a controversial statement that claims that the majority of those involved in bribery and corruption are non-Muslims and non-Bumiputera people.
However, he did not elaborate more on his racial claims, nor provide any justifications.
Stay tuned for more updates!