Bukit Aman calls up Hannah Yeoh over child marriage plan query


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 16 Jun 2020

PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman will reportedly be questioning Hannah Yeoh over a Twitter post she made on the future of the National Strategy Plan to end child marriage.

The former deputy women, family and community development minister said on Twitter that she had been called up over a tweet in March asking about the future of the five-year plan.

"I have just been called to Bukit Aman over this tweet.

"We can't even ask questions nowadays; (and) we didn't get a chance to ask questions in the May parliamentary session.

"This roadmap was the hard work of Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and myself," she tweeted in Bahasa Malaysia.

The Pakatan Harapan government launched the plan in January as a five-year plan to end child marriages.

The roadmap outlined seven objectives, 17 strategies, and 58 programmes and actions to address the causes.

When contacted, Bukit Aman CID deputy director Deputy Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid confirmed the matter and said the Segambut MP will be called up "soon".

"She will be investigated under Section 505 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998," he said.

Section 505 pertains to statements conducing to public mischief while Section 233 pertains to improper use of network facilities.

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