JMM leader Azwanddin out on police bail

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  • Monday, 31 Dec 2018

PETALING JAYA: NGO leader Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah Ariffin Abu Bakar, who was arrested over an inflammatory speech during an event in Klang, has been released on police bail.

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said the Jaringan Melayu Malaysia president was released on a RM1,000 police bail at about 1.15pm on Saturday.

“We have forwarded the investigation papers to the Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP),”he said.

Azwanddin is being investigated over his provocative speech during a rally in support of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.

He was arrested by police in Jalan Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur last Wednesday and subsequently remanded for four days.

Azwanddin had allegedly used provocative language against Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy. He had also reportedly told his audience to attack a police station if no action was taken over the fireman’s death.

The rally was organised by NGO Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Geras). Geras president Abu Bakar Mohamed later expressed regret over Azwanddin’s speech, saying that he did not follow guidelines set for speakers at the rally.

He also said Azwanddin would no longer be invited to future Geras programmes.

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