Teresa Kok says Zahid needs tutorials on the Penal Code

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  • Sunday, 09 Feb 2014

KAJANG: Seputeh MP Teresa Kok has slammed Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for saying the cash reward to slap her was not a threat.

"As a minister, he asked police not to investigate the case. I feel disappointed. He does not know the law, especially the Penal Code. I want the Attorney General to give him a lesson on the Penal Code.

She also said that he should watch the words he used, even if he meant it as a joke, adding that eyes would be watching if the police investigate the case.

Kok was speaking to reporters after attending a Chinese New Year open house organised by United Chinese School Committee's Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong) here on Sunday.

Criminal defence lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad had previously told The Star in an interview said that anyone who offered an inducement risked being charged with aiding and abetting the person who does slaps Kok, which he said is an act of causing hurt under Section 323 of the Penal Code.

Last week, Dr Ahmad Zahid questioned why police should investigate the Muslim NGOs which offered a cash reward for anyone who could slap Seputeh MP Teresa Kok.

He said the cash reward offered by the NGOs to slap Kok was not a threat.

Zahid added that an investigation had been initiated against Kok for her controversial video, with over 300 police reports being lodged against her.

Kok lodged a police report against the group of purported Muslim NGOs, which had offered a RM500 reward to anyone who could slap her. The amount was later raised to RM1,200.

The group, had also slammed “chauvinistic leaders” who were using current issues to fan hatred against them.

The protesters then slaughtered chickens and smeared their blood on a poster with the faces of Kok, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang and Machang Bubuk MP Lee Khai Loon on them.

Their actions sparked outrage among Muslim and non-Muslims who accused the NGOs of trying to incite hatred.

On the suspension of the 88 kopitiam TV series, Kok said the series had nothing to do with her.

"I do not know a single person in the show. I did not approach any actor.

"I am responsible for the production that I did, but I don't know all the actors in the programme,” she said.

In the clip, Kok acted as a "feng shui" talk show host who discussed various issues with three guests.

They poked fun at issues such as education system in Malaysia, rising cost of living, public safety and the Sabah intrusion last year.

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