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Police record statements from Azwanddin, Ragvinder

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The police today recorded statements from Jaringan Melayu Malaysia president Azwanddin Hamzah Ariffin Abu Bakar and G3 chairman Ragvinder Singh over recent comments said to have touched on religious and racial sensitivities.

Ampang Jaya police chief Hamzah Alias said both men were present at the district police headquarters at about 11am.

“The police only took down their statements for further investigation... no arrest was made today," he said when contacted today.

When met by reporters before giving his statement, Azwanddin said he was summoned to have his statements recorded on Nov 23 but he requested for a postponement.

"I asked for the postponement because I had something urgent to settle, so I am here today to cooperate with the police in their investigations," he said.

Over 30 people were present at the Ampang Jaya headquarters to show their support for Azwanddin and Ragvinder.

Last Friday, deputy inspector-general of police Noor Rashid Ibrahim said Azwanddin and Ragvinder were among nine individuals who would be called up in relation to their comments on social media which allegedly touched on religious and racial sentiments.

The seven other individuals are Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department P Waythamoorthy, Tanah Rata assemblyperson Chiong Yoke Kong, Tras assemblyperson Chow Yu Hui, G3 deputy president Amran Ahmad, blogger Lau Shan Thean, and Muhamad Edi Mohamad Riyas, better known as Edi Rejang.

“Police have received over 160 reports nationwide and we have opened several investigations papers under Sections 504, 505 and 506 of the Penal Code,” Noor Rashid added.

The sections deal with intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace, statements conducing to public mischief, and criminal intimidation.

- Bernama

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