Cops to quiz Mohamaddin soon over Lahad Datu comments

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will record the statement of former tourism minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi (pic) in Sabah soon on his alleged insult of security forces during campaigning for the Sabah state election.

Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed said an appointment has been set and Mohamaddin has agreed to it.

"A team from Sabah CID will record his statement there.

"We expect it to be done soon," he told a press conference in Bukit Aman on Wednesday (Sept 30).

Mohamaddin drew flak from various quarters over his speech that allegedly insulted the security forces involved in the Lahad Datu incursion in 2013.

He had made the speech while campaigning during the state election.

Mohamaddin has since denied claims that he insulted Malaysian security forces who fought during the Kg Tanduo intrusion in Lahad Datu.

"I would never insult and have never made fun of the security forces", said the Segama assemblyman from Parti Warisan Sabah.

He said the video showing a short clip of him supposedly insulting the security forces in the intrusion was taken out of context as it did not show his whole speech.

“However, I would like to sincerely apologise if anyone, especially our security forces feel insulted or are hurt by that part of my speech,” he had said in a statement.

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