Ipoh Timur MP Howard Lee Chuan How will give his statement to the police as part of an investigation into his interpretation of a Quranic verse, after he was called to assist the probe.
"The police have contacted me and I will give my statement at noon this Tuesday in Ipoh," he said on WhatsApp yesterday, adding that he would cooperate fully with the police.
Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department director Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain was reported as saying on Friday that the police would be calling Lee to record his statement. He said the investigation was being handled by the Classified Criminal Investigations Unit.
Perak police chief Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri meanwhile said that the first report on the matter was made at the Jalan Tun Razak police station in Kuala Lumpur while another was lodged by Perak non-governmental organisation Jalinan Bersatu Sahabat (Jabat) last Thursday.
Perak Jabat president Amiruddin Mohd Daud reportedly said that they lodged the report because the group viewed his actions as an insult to Islam as the MP was a non-Muslim, yet had made his own interpretation of a Quran verse, which they called a 3R (race, religion, royalty) issue.