Cops probing JMM president Azwanddin over provocative remark at Klang rally


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 26 Dec 2018

PETALING JAYA: Police are investigating Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah Ariffin Abu Bakar for his speech at a rally on Tuesday (Dec 25) for criminal intimidation.

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat told a news portal that the Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) president was being investigated for his speech where he used provocative language and repeatedly used a derogatory word against National Unity and Social Well-being Minister P. Waytha Moorthy.

Azwanddin also urged the crowd to attack a police station if no action was taken over the murder of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.

"Police have opened an investigation on him under Section 506 for criminal intimidation," he told Malaysikini on Wednesday.

The rally, in Klang, where Azwanddin delivered his speech, was organised by Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Geras).

Geras president Abu Bakar Mohamed later expressed regret over the speech by the JMM president, saying that it went against the guidelines set by Geras for all the speakers at the rally.

Muhammad Adib, 24, suffered serious injuries after being assaulted while taking part in a fire-fighting operation during a temple riot on Nov 27.

He died at the National Heart Institute on Dec 17.

So far, 24 people have been charged in connection with the riot at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Subang Jaya.

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