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Zahid gives statement to cops over alleged racist remarks

KUALA LUMPUR: Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) has given his statements and is cooperating with police investigations into the allegedly racist remarks Zahid made during the Pengkalan Kubor by-election in September.

“I leave it to the police to carry out investigations on the minister who is in charge of police matters,” said Zahid, when met outside the parliament lobby on Wednesday.

Audiovisual evidences, including the transcript of the allegedly seditious speech has also been surrendered, said Zahid.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed earlier that Zahid, who is also Umno vice-president, had recorded his statement with the police.

The statement was given on Monday.

Investigations were started after Perak DAP lodged a police report accusing Zahid of giving a speech during the by-election in Kelantan, which stirred racial tensions between Malays and Chinese.

The speech had referred to certain alleged incidences during 2009 Perak constitutional crisis which were racially sensitive.

Zahid had allegedly accused DAP supporters of hurling rocks at his and the then Raja Muda of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah’s car.