Kedah Pakatan Harapan Youth chief Asmirul Anuar Aris today lodged a police report against Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Noor Adam for allegedly insulting Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the prime minister’s parents.
Asmirul said Lokman made the allegedly defamatory remarks in a video clip uploaded on his Facebook account.
He said Lokman also raised racial sentiments by saying Dr Mahathir is a DAP puppet.
“As Kedah PH Youth chief, I lodged the report so that an immediate investigation can be carried out,” he told reporters at the Kuah police station in Langkawi.
Asmirul, who is also state Youth and Sports, Tourism, Arts and Culture, and Entrepreneurship Development Committee chairman, said having different opinions in politics is the norm, but there is no need to make defamatory remarks.
He said Lokman’s video clip was intended to incite hatred towards Dr Mahathir.
“The people should understand that Dr Mahathir is making a huge sacrifice at 93 years old to serve Malaysians, all because of the scandals of the previous Barisan Nasional government,” said the Kubang Rotan assemblyman.