Azmin faces probe over remarks in Selangor state assembly

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has revealed that he is being investigated by the police over his recent remarks in the Selangor state assembly.

The Selangor Perikatan Nasional chief said he was issued a notice under Section 111 of the Criminal Procedure Code and was summoned to appear at the Shah Alam police headquarters to give a statement in relation to his remarks on the administration of Selangor and the management of the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS).

“I have instructed my lawyers to file an application for a judicial review on the wrongful act of the police in issuing the notice.

“I am also calling for a stop to any current or future acts of investigating or taking action against any state assemblymen,” said Azmin during a press conference at Perikatan’s headquarters yesterday.Azmin, who is the Hulu Kelang assemblyman, said it was unconstitutional to question him, as he was merely discharging his duties as a state assemblyman and a state Opposition leader when he made those remarks.

“It is also an attempt to intimidate me as a member of the state assembly and the Opposition leader for discharging my duties and functions,” he said.

In March, Azmin said in the state assembly that PKNS was in the red and that its income from 2018 to 2022 came from the sale of buildings and land, as well as privatisation exercises.

Azmin also asked the Selangor government to explain PKNS’ move to sell the development rights of PJ Sentral, which was expected to yield a return of RM1.04bil, to Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd for RM270mil.

On another matter, Azmin said Perikatan was currently gathering evidence to file an election petition to challenge Pakatan Harapan’s victory in the Kuala Kubu Baharu by-election.

“We will choose cases that are significant to be presented as election petitions,” he said.

Pakatan’s Pang Sock Tao won the by-election by a 3,869-vote majority against Perikatan’s Khairul Azhari Saut, who received 10,131 votes.

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