Police to record Muhyiddin’s statement again tomorrow

Police to record Muhyiddin’s statement again tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 13 — Former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be questioned by the police again tomorrow over his remarks about race, religion and royalty (3R) in his speech made during campaigning for the Johor by-elections.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said that investigators will meet Muhyiddin over an alleged statement he made during a ceramah in Simpang Jeram, Johor, The Star reported today.

“The investigation has been classified under Section 4A(1) of the Election Offences Act,” he was quoted as saying.

The report stated that Muhyiddin, who is Perikatan Nasional chairman, allegedly claimed that Malays no longer controlled the government during the ceramah in conjunction with the Simpang Jeram by-election A 29-minute video of the ceramah was uploaded to Facebook.

“The Malays no longer control the government, meaning the Malays have lost their power, true or not?” Muhyiddin is heard saying in the video.

Muhyiddin is also being investigated for another allegedly incendiary statement he made during a separate ceramah in Kempas, Johor, while campaigning for the Pulai parliamentary by-election.

“The statement-taking process has been completed in (the Kempas) case, and we will hand over the investigation paper to the Attorney General’s Chambers as soon as possible.

“The case is being investigated under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act for making statements with intent to cause fear or alarm to the public or induce a person to commit an offence against the state or public tranquillity and misuse of networking facilities,” Razarudin was quoted as saying.

During the Kempas ceramah, Muhyiddin allegedly said that it was “haram”, or forbidden in Islam, to vote for Pakatan Harapan’s Pulai parliamentary seat candidate, Suhaizan Kayat.

The report also stated Muhyiddin had his statement recorded at the Malaysia Investment Development Authority building yesterday.

When asked if the statement process went smoothly as he exited the building at about 10.25am, Muhyiddin gestured with a thumbs up before entering a black Toyota MPV.