Azis questioned by cops over claims of growing calls among Sabahans to secede

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Azis Jamman (Warisan-Sepanggar) told Parliament he was summoned by the police over a speech he made recently.

In his speech in Parliament, he claimed there were growing calls for Sabah to secede from Malaysia.

The former deputy home minister also said he was disappointed that he was summoned by the police, merely because his speech touched on the rights of Sabahans.

"I have been told that this matter is being investigated and I do not know whether I will be charged or not, but I stand with whatever I mentioned in Parliament previously.

"For the aspirations of Sabahans, we will continue our fight and voice out any issues that we think are unfair, including allocations for Sabah," said Azis during his speech in Parliament on Tuesday (Nov 23).

Azis also hoped for an explanation from the government regarding the probe against him.

"What I was told, other MPs also expressed similar sentiments, and surprisingly, only I have been called and investigated."

In Parliament on Nov 9, Azis warned that there were growing calls for Sabah to secede from Malaysia due to alleged unfair allocations to the state under Budget 2022.

During the same session, Datuk Seri Jeffrey Kitingan (PN-Keningau), who's also Sabah STAR president, said that about 60% of East Malaysians wanted Sabah and Sarawak to secede.

MPs have the legal immunity to speak in Dewan Rakyat, however, the immunity does not apply to cases involving the Sedition Act 1948.
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