Home > News > Nation
Tuesday August 5, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday August 5, 2014 MYT 7:30:41 AM
Serious concern: Sivarrajh speaking to reports before meeting DCP Thaiveegan.
GEORGE TOWN: MIC Youth wants Islamic preacher sstaz Shahul Hamid Seeni Muhammad to be taken to court for insulting Hinduism although he has apologised for his remarks.
The party’s Youth chief C. Sivarrajh said the party accepted the apology from the PAS ustaz but the legal process against him should continue.
“We will monitor the case closely,” he said.
“We want the case to be a lesson to all Malaysians on making sensitive religious remarks. As a multi-racial and religious country, we must uphold the 1Malaysia spirit,” he told reporters before meeting Penang deputy police chief DCP Datuk A. Thaiveegan yesterday.
A video clip of the speech, alleged to have made during a ceramah in Shah Alam five years ago went viral, resulting in a slew of police reports made against him.
In the video, he is seen telling Muslims not to buy products from what he deemed as “Hindu” curry powder companies like Baba’s and Alagappa’s.
Sivarrajh was accompanied by national MIC Youth secretary
K. Arvind, MIC central working committee member J. Dhinagaran and Youth committee members.
DCP Thaiveegan said 97 reports were lodged against Shahul Hamid in the state.
“We have already recorded a statement from Shahul Hamid, and all the police reports and statements will be sent to the Selangor police headquarters in Shah Alam,” he said at a separate press conference.
DCP Thaiveegan said the case was being investigated under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 233(1) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
“Selangor police will refer the case to the Attorney-General.”
Tags / Keywords:
Nation, Courts Crime, Shahul Hamid, sensitive, MIC, legal action
MIC Youth wants impending toll and electricity tariff hikes, GST to be reviewed
MIC polls: Youth secretary Sivarraajh now the chief
MIC Youth to work with NGOs to check PAS' hudud moves
MIC Youth chief T Mohan will not defend post
MIC, IPF merger will unite Indians, says Youth chief Mohan
Social media abuzz with photos of 'falling' LRT beam
More relief for flood victims
Customs: Hoarding to avoid GST won’t do any good
Several villages inundated in Kedah
‘Property good to buy even after GST’
Minister: Public facilities are dirty, disgusting and mostly unsafe
Dead foreign workers identified in Sarawak coal mine blast
PSN, Windows Live and 2K Games sites allegedly hacked (Updated: probably a hoax)
Kenya, via its capital Nairobi, is captivating
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)