Guan Eng released after police questioning in Penang

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and his lawyer RSN Rayer at the George Town police headquarters in Patani Road.

GEORGE TOWN: After 45 minutes of questioning, Lim Guan Eng has left the George Town police headquarters.

The DAP secretary-general was there to assist investigations over a statement issued by the Pakatan Harapan presidential council regarding the current Emergency on Jan 12.

Lim arrived at 11.25am, before he was joined by his lawyer RSN Rayer.

Outside the police headquarters, Rayer said Lim had given his statement and cooperated with the police.

"We have done our part and PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has given his statement as well on Feb 26.

"Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu will be questioned Friday (March 12)," he said outside the police headquarters in Jalan Patani on Thursday (March 11).

Rayer said Lim is being investigated under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code and the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998’s Section 233.

Section 505(b) refers to the making, publishing or circulation of any statement with intent to cause fear or alarm to the public, while Section 233 is for the improper use of network facilities or network services.

Rayer said for now they have been informed that this statement today is enough and do not think they will be calling Lim again.

Lim declined to comment, saying he was not allowed to speak on the matter.

On February, the former finance minister was called up by Bukit Aman over a statement issued by the Opposition coalition regarding the Emergency Proclamation.

He was supposed to be present at Bukit Aman to have his statement recorded on Feb 25, but this had been postponed.

On a separate note, Rayer urged the police to look into Perak DAP's police report against Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan for not allowing Parliament to sit during the state of emergency.

"He is going against what the Yang di-Pertuan Agong said," he said.

It was reported that Perak opposition leader Prof Dr Abdul Aziz Bari said Takiyuddin's decision was against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's decree that Parliament could sit even during the nationwide state of emergency.

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