Police summon Ismail Sabri over Facebook posting

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  • Wednesday, 04 Feb 2015

Ismail Sabri

KUALA LUMPUR: Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has been summoned to the nearest police station over his Facebook posting calling for a boycott of Chinese traders.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said Ismail would have his statement recorded on Wednesday evening.

"We have summoned him and he has agreed to give his full cooperation.

"However, we are setting up for a meeting with him in the evening after the cabinet meeting has ended," he said.

Khalid added that those from MCA, Gerakan and DAP who had lodged police reports in response to the post would also be called up to settle the matter amicably.

"We will try to resolve the issue among them. I urge all parties not to prolong the matter," he said at the launch of police college's smart library on Wednesday.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, Ismail allegedly called on Malay consumers to boycott Chinese businesses that deliberately kept their prices high.

The posting went viral on social media and has since been deleted.

MCA Youth Chief Chong Sin Woon was also critical of the boycott call, saying it was "seditious" and "unforgivable".

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