Tuesday, April 26, 2016

#PRNSarawak : Cops take statement of reporter who allegedly misquoted assemblyman

Police have warned against playing up racial issues during the Sarawak state elections, adding that authorities have already taken the statement of a reporter who allegedly misquoted a state assemblyman.

“That is why we have taken action against a Malaysiakini reporter for trying to raise religious issues,” Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters after launching the Auxiliary Police unit for ERM Property Management Sdn Bhd on Tuesday.

“We have taken a statement from the reporter and are discussing with the Attorney-General’s Chambers on further action.

“I want to advice the media and members of the public that issues of religion are sensitive and should not be played up by anybody.

“Just because you want votes you want to play up the issue. You are playing with fire so we will not allow that,” he said.

Sarawak police launched an investigation under Section 505(c) of the Penal Code for the causing public mischief after six police reports were lodged over a Malaysiakini article quoting Barisan Nasional’s Nangka assemblyman Dr Annuar Rapaee.

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