KUALA LUMPUR: The investigation papers on the alleged assault of Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman by Umno Youth exco member Papagomo have been referred to the Deputy Public Prosecutor, says Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.
“We will wait to see if we need to take further action or if we can proceed with the charging process,” he said after launching the presentation of Pingat Jasa Pahlawan Negara awards at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) here yesterday.
Papagomo, whose real name is Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, was remanded for three days until yesterday after the alleged assault against Syed Saddiq at the Seri Cempaka Hall of the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKJ) on Saturday.
The blogger also filed a report against the minister yesterday at the Kajang police headquarters.
His report stated that Syed Saddiq lied in his police report regarding the incident. In a previous statement, Papagomo stated that he didn’t choke Syed Saddiq, but had merely hugged him lightly to protect him from the scuffle.
Noor Rashid said the police would have to study the contents of Papagomo’s report first.
Last Saturday, Syed Saddiq claimed that he was walking to his car after the nomination for the Semenyih by-election when a group of Barisan Nasional supporters jeered at him.
He claimed that Papagomo suddenly cornered him but several policemen nearby managed to control the situation.
On another matter, he said the issue of the alleged leakage of RM500mil in government funds in a land swap deal will be referred to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission if there was corruption.
“Police action will be taken if it’s needed but if the case is more on corruption, the MACC will conduct the investigation.”
Separately, Noor Rashid said the police were awaiting instruction from the Attorney General’s Chambers on the next course of action regarding the case of Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu’s son, who was arrested after testing positive for drugs on Jan 5.