- Advertisement -

Sedition probe for Zahid over speech at Umno meet

A total of 12 police reports have been lodged so far.

Staff Writers
1 minute read
Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The police today said that Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is being investigated under the Sedition Act 1948 for his speech at the party’s recent special meeting at the World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

In a statement, the police said they had initiated an investigation under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

“A total of 12 police reports have been received so far,” the statement added.

“The investigation is ongoing.”

In his speech on Aug 27, Zahid said among others that it would come as no surprise if people questioned the prosecution process, given the court's rejection of Najib's request for more time. 

"What happened at the Federal Court in Najib's case will set the precedent for other cases to come," he said. 

"It will also be referred to by the courts and lawyers in Commonwealth countries."

On the leak of a working draft of the Federal Court's judgment, Zahid said "the fact was that a guilty verdict had already been made". 

"The general perception is that the court is only considered independent if people like us are found guilty, and those on the other side are freed."