Dong Zong, Koon Yew Kin, Papagomo cases to be referred to AG

Modified 2 Sep 2019, 9:30 am

Investigation papers on Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's accusation that Chinese educationist group Dong Zong is racist will be referred to the Attorney-General's Chambers soon.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Huzir Mohamed said the case was being investigated under Section 504 of the Penal Code for intentional insult and provocation leading to a breach of the peace.

He added and that police have already recorded statements from Dong Zong chairperson Tan Tai Kim and secretary-general Ng Chai Heng, as well as from Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching.

On Aug 12, Mahathir said that Dong Zong had long been opposed to the government’s efforts to promote unity, after the group claimed that the introduction of Jawi calligraphy in schools was a form of "Islamisation."

On  Koon Yew Yin’s blog post on the armed forces, Huzir said police have recorded the Gamuda Bhd founder's statement and are waiting for profiling and digital analysis reports from the Communications and Multimedia Commission.

"We are still investigating the matter and have seized a number of digital devices used by Koon in making the statement," he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 505(c) of the Penal Code on statements conducing to public mischief.

Huzir also said that police have recorded statements from Umno Youth exco member Wan Azrai Wan Deris or Papagomo for his comments on the death of Syed Muhammad Danial Syed Syakir.

Syed Muhammad Danial died after a road rage incident on the North-South Expressway last month.

Huzir also reminded the people not to play up issues that touch on racial sensitivities.

"The police will not hesitate to act according to the law against anyone who tries to act in any way that can undermine public order and national security," he said.


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