Anwar urges prison to investigate Wan Ji’s allegations that he was beaten


KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has urged Kajang Prison to investigate claims by controversial preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin that he was beaten up by a warden.

“It is timely for those concerned, such as Kajang Prison, to investigate.

“I believe the Home Minister will take action so investigations will commence,” he told a press conference at the Parliament lobby on Tuesday (July 16).

On July 14, Wan Ji claimed that he was punched three times after a warden had asked him to remove his glasses.

Wan Ji, who made the allegations during a gathering that was recorded on video, said he had informed Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar and Anwar himself about the matter.

He also said that the matter had been raised with his lawyer, who advised him to lodge a police report.

Wan Ji was convicted under the Sedition Act for remarks against the Sultan of Selangor in Facebook posts in 2012.

He was released on July 12 after his lawyers filed a stay on his one-year jail sentence.

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