Crime & Courts

Pulai By-Election: Police investigate Muhyiddin's political 'fatwa'

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are investigating the political 'fatwa' issued by Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin while campaigning for the Pulai parliamentary by-election in Johor recently.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department director, Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain, said the 3R (race, religion, royalty) statement was made by Muhyiddin last Saturday (September 2).

"Police have confirmed investigating Muhyiddin for claiming that voting for former Johor state assembly Speaker Suhaizan Kayat is 'haram'. Two police reports have been received over the statement so far.

"The appointment to take his statement according to Section 112 of the Criminal Procedure Code is set for September 11 at his office in the MIDA Building in the capital by the Bukit Aman Classified Crimes Investigation Unit," he said in a statement last night (September 5).

The Bersatu president had issued the political 'fatwa' during his speech at a PN political talk in Kempas, Johor Baru.

Mohd Shuhaily also said that the investigation into Pas president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang who touched on the royal institution by questioning the authority of the pardons board has been completed.

"The investigation paper will be referred to the Attorney-General's Chambers in line with Article 145(3) of the Federal Constitution soon," he said, adding that the investigation was the only one against Abdul Hadi throughout the campaigning period that began on August 28.

He also advised the public to use social media wisely and not violate any laws as stern action will be taken against those who disrupt public order and national security. – Bernama

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