Zahid was reported as saying that the government had practised double standards in the matter.
Pakatan Harapan Youth yesterday lodged a police report against Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for criticising the acquittal of a woman in Johor charged with reckless driving in an incident which claimed the lives of eight cyclists.
In a statement, Johor Harapan Youth chief Taqiuddin Cheman said Zahid questioning the acquittal of the driver had caused tensions and challenged the integrity of the courts.
“He questioned the court’s decision, saying the woman was released as if there was no evidence involved.
“This is despite the fact that the magistrate who handled the case explained her reasons for doing so,” he told reporters after lodging the report at the Pontian police station.
At the ceramah in Kampung Rimba Terjun, Zahid, was reported as saying that the government had practised double standards in the matter.
On social media, certain quarters had played this up saying the driver was acquitted because of her ethnicity.
The magistrate had ruled that the basikal lajak gang members had put themselves in danger.
Magistrate Siti Hajar said investigations found that Sam was not under the influence of alcohol, was not using her phone, and had worn a seatbelt while driving, proving that the accused was driving responsibly and carefully.
Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh, of the DAP, had said Zahid should be charged with contempt of court.