Police should drop investigation into law don, legal rights group says

Professor Shad Saleem Faruqi is under investigation for his article, 'Religious Radicalism on the Rise'. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Kamal Ariffin, December 19, 2017.

POLICE should have used its discretion and dismissed a report against constitutional law expert Professor Shad Saleem Faruqi over an article he wrote about diversity in Islam, a legal rights advocacy group said.

Lawyers for Liberty said the criminal investigation into the emeritus professor at Universiti Malaya was “shocking and unacceptable” as he had merely written an opinion piece.

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