AMPANG JAYA: Pertubuhan Jaringan Melayu Malaysia president Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah Ariffin Abu Bakar and blogger Raggie Jessy have presented themselves to the police to have their statements recorded.
The duo, flanked by supporters, entered the district police headquarters here at around 11am on Sunday (Nov 25).
Both spoke to their supporters before being escorted in by the police, with Azwanddin saying that he would continue the fight even if he were to be arrested today.
"The more you press me, the more I will fight back. Do not try to disturb the rights of the Malays. We will fight back," he said.
He also urged politicians to ensure the interests of the Malay Muslim community.
Both Azwanddin and Raggie Jessy, whose real name is Ragvinder Singh Jess, claimed that they were "not racists", but were opposing DAP. (The term "DAP race" has been used by Raggie before).
Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Hamzah Alias said that the police would only record their statements today (Nov 25).
"The police would only record the statements for further investigations. No arrest will be made today," he said when contacted.
On Friday (Nov 23), Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim named the two as well as seven others as people of interest.
He said that the police would record the statements of the nine, which include Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department P. Waytha Moorthy, over recent comments that have apparently caused racial tension.
The others are Gagasan Kuasa 3 (G3) deputy president Amran Ahmad Nor, Tanah Rata assemblyman Chiong Yoke Kong, Tras assemblyman Chow Yu Hui, Lau Shan Thean and Muhamad Edi Mohamad Riyars aka Edi Rejang.
"The police viewed very seriously recent statements issued by various parties that touched on religious and racial sentiments,” he said, noting that more than 160 police reports had been lodged.
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