Hannah questioned by cops

KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh has given her statement to the police over investigations into the Jom Ziarah Gereja programme.

She arrived at the Sentul district police headquarters at about 5.30pm yesterday and left more than an hour later.

Before going into the station at 5.45pm, the Segambut MP pledged to give her full cooperation in connection with the probe into the “Jom Ziarah Gereja” programme.

Yeoh, who was wearing an orange baju kurung, said she had cooperated with the police since hearing she had been asked to give her statement.

“I read in the news today that police want to record my statement, so here I am. I don’t want to waste any time.

“My statement (to the police) will be consistent with the things I said in Parliament.

“I have also answered the ‘fitnah’ (lies) of Chegubard (Badrul Hisham Shaharin),” she told reporters in front of the Sentul IPD yesterday.

“I hope the police will be able to wrap up their investigation.”

Yeoh was accompanied by her lawyer, Sangeet Kaur Deo, and several others.

Sentul OCPD Asst Comm Beh Eng Lai said earlier that police would call up Yeoh to assist with the ongoing investigation.

Chegubard was also called up. He gave his statement earlier.

On Sunday, Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim said police had opened investigations into the programme, although it had been called off.

On March 14, Yeoh told the Dewan Rakyat that the programme did not involve Muslims.

A day earlier, an aide to Yeoh had also lodged a police report against Chegubard, a former PKR strongman who was sacked in 2016 and later joined Bersatu.

Badrul Hisham had shared a poster by Impact Malaysia, a non-profit organisation under the ministry, about a visit to a church in Klang.

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