Police: Up to AG now to charge Puteri Umno leader for hate speech

Police: Up to AG now to charge Puteri Umno leader for hate speech

KUALA LUMPUR: The police have completed their investigation on Puteri Umno vice chair Nurul Amal Mohd Fauzi for allegedly linking an amok case in Penang to insults against Islam.

Speaking to reporters today, Bukit Aman CID’s prosecution and legal unit Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said his team has submitted a report to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for further action.

“We are not calling any other witnesses. The last person to be called was the Puteri Umno leader herself,” he said.

Last week, Nurul was alleged to have described the man who attacked his two colleagues at the B Braun Factory in Bayan Lepas as a martyr.

The Umno leader claimed the duo had insulted Prophet Muhammad. One died from her injuries while the other person is currently warded at the Penang Hospital for serious injuries.

The attacker was eventually shot dead by the police after he refused to surrender despite several warnings.

Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador dismissed claims that the victims had insulted Islam, adding that the attacker was influenced by videos featuring atrocities suffered by Muslims living in the Middle East.

It was also said that the attacker was upset over his company’s decision to switch his employment terms from full time staff to contractual employee.

Nurul is being investigated under Section 505C of the Penal Code for inciting the public, as well as Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for misuse of networks.

By G Vinod

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