Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Cops seeking duo over stomping of Najib, Hadi photo
According to a statement on the PAS Facebook page, the "slanderous and ill-intended" image had superimposed photographs of Abdul Hadi and Najib, depicting them in an embrace.
Federal Territory PAS commissioner Mohamad Noor Mohamad, accompanied by three PAS members, lodged a report on the photo at the Dang Wangi police headquarters on Tuesday in a bid to get authorities to investigate the matter.
Kuala Lumpur CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said the two individuals were required to come to the Dang Wangi police headquarters immediately to assist investigations.
He confirmed that the case was being probed by the Bukit Aman Classified Investigation Unit under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code for intending to cause fear or alarm to the public.
Earlier Tuesday, Mohamad Noor described the stomping of the photo as "irrational" and "provocative" and demanded an apology from Bersih 4 organisers and the individuals involved.
"Something like this shouldn't happen in a democratic country.
"It could instigate anger, threaten public order and infringe on the privacy of the individuals," he told reporters.
Mohamad Noor said it was a better option for the organisers and individuals involved to come forward and apologise.
"If they apologise, I think we can put this matter to rest. Apologise and everyone will be happy.
"We worry if they don't take any action, it may cause dissatisfaction and resentment among the people," he said.
Mohamad Noor also said that due to Hadi's position as vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, the act would not only spark anger and touch both local and international sensitivies.
He said that the group is planning to lodge another report at the Sentul police headquarters.