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Hadi questioned over remarks linking corruption and non-Muslims

The PAS president was at Bukit Aman to have his statement taken yesterday.

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

Police yesterday said that PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang had been at Bukit Aman to give his statement about his claim that non-Muslim and non-Bumiputera communities are the majority involved in corruption.

Police spokesman A Skandaguru said Hadi had been present with his lawyer.

"He cooperated throughout the statement recording session. The Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department Classified Criminal Investigation Unit is conducting the investigation," he said in a statement.

It was earlier reported that the police had opened an investigation paper against Hadi over his statement.

Skandaguru said an investigation against Hadi was being carried out 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.

He also said that so far, 28 police reports had been made over the remarks.