Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh has questioned whether the police will investigate Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor as well for his recent controversial remarks on Covid-19 victims.
This came after several individuals across the country were investigated by the police for allegedly insulting the MB on social media in responding to Sanusi’s “morgue joke”.
“What is remarkable is the reaction of the police in commencing investigations at lightning speed, not on the MB, but on those who he obviously provoked with his remark,” Ramkarpal said in a statement last night.
Ramkarpal, who is also DAP’s national legal bureau chairperson, said though Sanusi claimed his remarks were for the private consumption of reporters, the MB must have known he was in a press conference and his remarks would be carried by the press.
Citing the offence Sanusi’s detractors were investigated for, Ramkarpal alleged the MB’s remarks might also fall under section 504 of the Penal Code which states “intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace”.
“In light of the above, it is possible that the Kedah MB may have committed an offence under the said Section 504 and the only way to determine if this is so is by summoning him for the purpose of investigations.
“Will the police pick him up from his residence in the wee hours of the morning and seek a remand order for him from the nearest Magistrate Court for the purpose of investigations, as they did in the case of the senior citizen from Seremban?
“He (Sanusi) is not above the law and the police must be seen to act without fear or favour by investigating him forthwith,” Ramkarpal said. – Malaysiakini