Cops to probe Hadi over racist comments

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The federal police have confirmed an ongoing investigation against PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang in connection with his remarks that non-Muslims and non-bumiputra are the causes of corruption in the country.

Bukit Aman corporate communications head Asst Comm Skandaguru Anandan said said the probe was being conducted by the classified criminal investigation (D5) unit based on 28 police reports.

Among those who had lodged a police report against Hadi include the DAP, aside from NGOs urging authorities to take action.

The PAS leader’s comments were roundly criticised by many Malaysians.

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Hadi is being investigated under Section 505(C) of the Penal Code on statements conducive to public mischief and incitement, as well as Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 2008 for abuse of network services.