I won’t interfere in police probe over Pakatan MPs’ aides, says Home Minister


Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. - Filepic/The Star

PUTRAJAYA: The Home Ministry will leave it to the police to investigate the aides to two Pakatan Harapan MPs over a Twitter post that alleged Umno Youth's involvement in disrupting a ceramah by Muda.

Its Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (pic) said he was aware that both aides had their statements recorded.

"I have listened to comments made by politicians such as Charles Santiago.

"I leave it to the police to use their discretion under relevant laws to (investigate the matter). I don't intend to interfere," he told a press conference after giving his New Year address during the ministry's monthly assembly on Friday (Jan 27).

He was asked to comment on a police investigation involving the two aides.

It was reported that police had recorded the statements of Noor Suhana Ishak, who was an aide to Bentong MP Young Syefura Othman and Farhan Iqbal, who is the press secretary to Economy Minister Rafizi Ramli on Thursday (Jan 26).

Noor Suhana had said she was called up to Sentul district police headquarters while Farhan was called up to Putrajaya police headquarters to record their statements.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim had previously said the case was being investigated by Muar district police headquarters in Johor.

"The case is classified under Section 500 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act," he said.

On Oct 17 last year, a political talk by Muda was marred by provocation by a group of men wearing black in Muar, Johor.

Videos of the incident showed a group of individuals on motorcycles, disrupting the political talk by Muda.

However, the situation was brought under control due to the presence of police personnel.

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