Police summons Umno leader for ‘martyr’ remark

Police summons Umno leader for ‘martyr’ remark

PUCHONG: The police have summoned Puteri Umno vice chief Nurul Amal Mohd Fauzi to give a statement over a speech made last week, where she described the man who was gunned down after he ran amok at a factory in Penang as a martyr.

Bukit Aman CID prosecution and legal division principal assistant director Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the investigation will be carried out based on a report lodged by Seri Delima assemblyman, Syerleena Abdul Rashid.

The investigation would be commenced under Section 505C of the Penal Code as well as Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.

On Sept 23, a 25-year-old man slashed two people at the B Braun factory in Bayan Lepas, leaving one dead and another with severe injuries.

The man was shot dead by the police after he charged on them as well, despite several warnings.

The following day, Nurul Amal told a crowd in Kelantan that the man was a martyr as he had attacked the duo for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad.

However, Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador had clarified that the duo had not insulted Islam but the man had been influenced by some videos showcasing atrocities suffered by Muslims in the Middle East.

By G Vinod