PAS president Hadi Awang is expected to be called up by police over his claims that non-Muslims and non-Malays are the ‘root’ of corruption.
This was confirmed by Bukit Aman Corporate Communications head Asst Comm Skandaguru Anandan, who said that 28 police reports have been lodged so far, reported The Star.
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Skandaguru said that Hadi, who is also Marang MP, will be investigated 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 said in a statement yesterday.
Section 505 (C) of the Penal Code carries a jail sentence of up to two years, a fine, or both, while Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 carries a maximum fine of RM50,000 or a jail term not exceeding one year or both.
Skandaguru also called on the public not to speculate on the case as it may disrupt investigations.
Last week, Hadi caused an uproar among Malaysians after he posted a lengthy Facebook post blaming non-Muslims and non-Malays for being the reason for corruption in the country.
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