Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Aziz Bari to be questioned over allegedly seditious statements

Abdul Aziz Bari is set to be questioned under the Sedition Act for comments made allegedly insulting the Selangor Sultan.

According to an online news portal report, Aziz is expected to be called in for questioning at the Sabak Bernam district police headquarters on Wednesday after nearly 100 police reports were lodged against him.

“He has not been arrested, but will just come in for questioning tomorrow (Wednesday),” the police officer told the news portal.

Aziz, who is a former International Islamic University lecturer, is being investigated for statements made in an online new article earlier this month.

His statements are alleged to have questioned the role of the royalty in politics and also suggested that the discretionary powers of the Sultan were only limited to instances where there was a hung state assembly.

If charged, Aziz will be the second academic to fall foul of the Sedition Act after Universiti Malaya law lecturer Azmi Sharom was charged early September.

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