Cops take Zaid’s statement over remarks on Zahid’s discharge

Former minister Zaid Ibrahim (pictured) is called in by the police regarding his remarks on Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s discharge not amounting to an acquittal. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 21, 2023.

POLICE today recorded the statement of former minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Zaid Ibrahim regarding his remarks on his social media account on August 30 over Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s discharge not amounting to an acquittal.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zin said the police took some time before calling in Zaid to record his statement because they needed to confirm a few things first.

“We need to confirm that the account really belongs to him. That’s why it took some time for us to call him in,” he told at a press conference at Bukit Aman today.

Shuhaily said the investigation into Zaid’s remarks was conducted in accordance with section 223 of the Sedition Act.

Earlier today, the police also recorded former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s statement over his alleged racist remarks during the recent Simpang Jeram by-election campaign in Johor.

Police recorded his statement at his office at the Malaysian Development and Investment Board Building in Kuala Lumpur.

Shuhaily said Zaid and Muhyiddin extended their full cooperation to the police.

“They answered all questions. We will send the investigation papers to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) for further action,” he said.

On the gathering that was held without a permit in the federal capital on Saturday, Shuhaily said the investigation papers on the matter would be sent to the AGC tomorrow.

He said three investigation papers had been opened on the gathering, involving 29 people. – Bernama, September 21, 2023.

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