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Police to investigate Hadi over remarks on corruption and non-Muslims

A total of 28 police reports have been lodged against the PAS president so far.

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PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.
PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.

The police have opened an investigation paper against PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang over his remarks that non-Muslims and non-Bumiputeras are believed to form the majority involved with corruption in the country.

Police spokesman A Skandaguru said Hadi would soon be summoned to Bukit Aman and investigated under Section 505 (C) of the Penal Code for issuing statements likely to incite the community, and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for the improper use of network facilities or network services.

"The investigation against Hadi is being carried out by the Classified Crime Investigation Unit of the Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department. So far, a total of 28 police reports have been made over the remarks," he said in a statement yesterday.

He also advised the public not to speculate or to make statements that could interfere with police investigations.

"The police also call on the public to be more careful about issues that touch on religious and racial sensitivities that could threaten social harmony. 

"Strict action will be taken against any party that affects public order and national security," he said.