Bukit Aman to haul up Mohammadin over campaign speech


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 22 Sep 2020

KOTA KINABALU: The police will be calling Datuk Mohammadin Ketapi (pic) to record his statement over a speech he gave while campaigning in Segama deemed insulting to security forces.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hazani Ghazali said 35 police reports have been lodged on the matter, with 28 of them in Sabah and the rest in Peninsular Malaysia.

"He is likely to be called in after the election," he told reporters after witnessing the early voting process in Kapayan on Tuesday (Sept 220.

He said the matter would be investigated for defamation and making statements conducive to public mischief.

The investigations will be handled by the special investigations unit at Bukit Aman.

On Sept 20, Mohammadin, who is Parti Warisan Sabah's candidate in Segama, said at a ceramah that the 2013 intrusion in Tanduo, Lahad Datu, was just a show put on by Barisan Nasional to win the 13th general election.

A two-and-a-half-minute video snippet of him delivering the speech went viral on Monday (Sept 21), a day before security forces cast their ballots on early voting day.

His words drew backlash from his opponents who said his remarks were childish and insensitive.

Mohammadin has since apologised for his speech, saying that it had been taken out of context.

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