KUALA LUMPUR: Police have taken statements from 10 individuals during investigations into case involving Chin Peng's ashes.
Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed (pic) said they have already taken statements from the complainant, a news portal editor, a reporter, the person who brought the ashes in as well as other individuals involved in a ceremony at Perak.
"Investigations are ongoing and we have yet to take statements from a historian to assist our probe.
"We are also waiting for reports from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Immigration Department, Registrar of Societies, Health Ministry and Customs Department.
"So far 11 police reports have been lodged in connection with the case," he said in a statement on Wednesday (Dec 11).
He added that police were investigating the case under Section 504 and 505(C) of the Penal Code and Section233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
Meanwhile, on investigations into an event in Kajang to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Hat Yai Peace Accords recently, Comm Huzir said police were investigating the case under Section 505(C) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
"Investigations into pictures that were on social media show that it was of an event held at the Lee Garden Hotel in Hatyai, Thailand.
"We also have found that another similar event occurred at the auditorium of the New Era College in Kajang," he said adding that nine associations have been identified as having involvement in the organisation of the event.
He said four individuals had made speeches during the event including Sungai Pelek assemblyman Ronnie Liu, an editor, a Communist Party of Malaya representative, and a Persatuan Kawan Karib Sarawak representative.
"We have taken statements of six individuals in connection with the case. 72 police reports have already been lodged on this issue.
"We will refer the investigation papers to the Attorney Generals Chambers with our recommendations once our investigations are completed," he said.