26 reports against Batu Sapi PAS leader over remarks


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 11 Dec 2011

KOTA KINABALU: The police have received at least 26 reports against Batu Sapi PAS leader Hamzah Abdullah for allegedly belittling Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin.

A Sabah news portal had on Wednesday quoted Hamzah as reminding Juhar to be on “good and professional conduct” in carrying out his public duties.

In a lengthy statement that also touched on Juhar’s alleged royal-like lifestyle, negligence of mosques and religious commitments, Hamzah also said the rakyat considered him to be a Barisan Nasional puppet.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib said the case had been referred to the Malaysian Communi­cations and Multimedia Commission for investigation as it involved multimedia law.

“The police will continue to monitor the case,” he said.

He added, however, that initial investigations did not show any criminal element.

Hamza was speaking to reporters after the launch of the Crime Awareness with Youth event launched by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Yee Moh Chai at Padang Merdeka here yesterday.

He urged the public, especially bloggers, not to make any statement or remarks that could offend the Yang di-Pertua Negri.

“If the police feel the issue has any criminal element to it, stern action will be taken against the culprits,” he said.

Regarding youths and their criminal connections, Hamza said 357 juveniles and students had been arrested this year.

Their criminal activities included petty thefts, house break-ins, fighting and rape.

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