Crime & Courts

GE15: Cops open investigation paper over Perak Pas chief's remarks

IPOH: Police have opened an investigation paper on alleged defamatory and malicious remarks about Pakatan Harapan made by Perak Pas chief Razman Zakaria.

State police chief Datuk Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said the investigation would be carried out under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

"A 32-year-old man lodged a report when a video recording of the alleged incident went viral on Sunday.

"The man claimed that the speech contained slanderous and malicious elements and was aimed at the PH leadership," he said in a statement here today.

Yesterday, state Parti Amanah Negara chairman Datuk Asmuni Awi urged the Election Commission and the police to investigate Razman, who is also Perikatan Nasional Gunung Semanggol state seat candidate, over his remarks regarding Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

While campaigning at the Tebuk Pancur night market on Monday, Razman claimed that Anwar was pursuing an LGBT agenda and wanted to legalise same-sex marriage.

He also accused DAP of having a communist agenda and said Muslims in the country must not vote for its candidates.

Yusri said five reports were lodged yesterday on alleged offences committed during the campaign period, compared with two reports the day before.

He also said police received 123 permit applications for political talks from all parties and all of them were approved.

"We advise supporters of all parties to comply with the laws and regulations, and give full cooperation, especially during the campaign period."

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