KUALA LUMPUR: Four out of the nine people wanted for questioning over recent comments that allegedly sparked racial tensions have done so, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
The Inspector-General of Police said that one of the four is Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
“Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy has not given his statement yet,” he said.
Mohamad Fuzi was speaking after attending the launch of two books – Evidence and Charging and Guidebook to Criminal Investigations Involving Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Agents – at the Royal Malaysia Police College in Cheras here on Wednesday.
The seven other individuals being sought are Pertubuhan Jaringan Melayu Malaysia president Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah Ariffin Abu Bakar, blogger Ragvinder Singh Jess (a.k.a. Raggie Jessy), 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 (a.k.a. Edi Rejang).
The individuals were named by Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim at a press conference in Bukit Aman on Nov 23.
He had said that the police viewed the recent statements issued by various parties that touched on religious and racial sentiments very seriously, adding that the unrest was evident in over 160 police reports lodged.