KUALA LUMPUR: PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar may have committed an act of treason by meeting with an enemy of the state, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
Photos of Nurul Izzah posing with self-styled Sulu princess Jacel Kiram have stirred controversy, with MPs and the public demanding that the Lembah Pantai MP explain herself.
Jacel is the daughter of self-styled Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, who ordered the Lahad Datu intrusion in 2013.
The late Jamalul Kiram sent 200 members of his “Royal Sulu Army” to invade Sabah in Feb 2013 to stake his claim over the state.
Speaking to reporters at Bukit Aman on Sunday, Khalid said he was infuriated that a member of the Malaysian parliament would engage in a meeting with Jacel, whom he described as having a hand in the death of several police and military officers during the incursion.
“She should know that her actions can be considered an act of treason. An MP meeting an enemy who attacked parts of our country; we need to know what was the reason behind this meeting.
“Who knows if the previous attacks were masterminded by the people in the country? We need to call in YB Nurul to provide clarification,” he explained.
Khalid said that he was aware that Nurul Izzah had issued an apology on Saturday, but insisted that the meeting was still a serious offence.
“I was informed that YB Nurul has apologised, but that’s a separate matter. This is a serious offence that can threaten the safety and order in our country.
“Jangan main-main (don’t mess around). This could be an offence under Section 124 of the Penal Code and we can use the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) to investigate her,” he added.
Section 124 of the Penal Code covers offences that threaten parliamentary democracy.
Khalid said that police would also investigate other individuals involved in the meeting with Jacel.
“Based on the pictures, this meeting was not coincidental. They came with banners and took photos in certain poses. In my opinion it’s not a coincidence.
“It’s a planned meeting and we want to know what discussions they had. She (Nurul Izzah) should be ready with answers,” he explained, while adding that police are expecting to record the Lembah Pantai MP’s statement next week.
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