Police yesterday confirmed receiving a report against Baling MP Hassan Saad for allegedly labelling Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim as an agent of Israel.
They had earlier said that PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang was being investigated for remarks against the prime minister, under laws pertaining to criminal insult as well as online content.
In a correction issued by Bernama, police spokesman Noorsiah Mohd Saaduddin said the investigation was being conducted by the Classified Crime Investigation Unit, Prosecution/Law Division, Criminal Investigation Department, Bukit Aman.
"The police confirm receiving a report on the issue concerned. The case is classified under Section 504 and Section 500 of the Penal Code (intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace, and defamation).
"(The case is also being investigated) under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (for improper use of network facilities or network services)," she said in a statement.
PKR Youth had yesterday asked the police to investigate allegations calling Anwar an Israeli agent.
Its chief Mohamad Syazreen Ezam Mohd Saidi was reported as saying that the matter should not be taken lightly as it involved the country’s sovereignty and security.
On Monday, Pakatan Harapan was reported as saying it would take legal action against anyone linking its leaders to Israeli agents while PKR information chief Fahmi Fadzil said Anwar had asked the police to act on seditious remarks.