IGP: Preacher held for insulting Hinduism brought to Dang Wangi for further investigations

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  • Monday, 29 Apr 2019

PETALING JAYA: A freelance Muslim preacher held for insulting Hinduism has been brought to Dang Wangi for further investigations.

Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the suspect was transferred there, while investigations were on-going.

Mohammad Zamri Vinoth, 34, was picked up by the Perlis Serious Crime Division in Kangar on Sunday (April 28), after several reports were lodged against him.

He is being investigated under Section 298A of the Penal Code for causing disunity and spurring hatred among the people and Section 233 of the Multimedia and Communications Act for misusing network facilities and services.

Investigations revealed that he gave the speech at the As-Siddiqin Mosque in Kampung Panchor, Kelantan, on Dec 30 last year.

The footage of the talk was subsequently uploaded on YouTube by an organisation known as the Kelantan Sunnah Info.

"A total of 867 police reports have been lodged as of today (Monday) morning. The number of reports may go up further," he told reporters after launching the new Brickfields police headquarters on Monday (April 29).

He said police were in the midst compiling investigation papers and Bukit Aman was in charge of the probe.

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