Police are investigating Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for allegedly insulting and slandering the judiciary while addressing the special meeting of the party on Saturday.
Bukit Aman said investigations started after 12 reports were lodged against Zahid.
Zahid is being investigated under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 for seditious tendency, and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA) for improper use of network facilities or network service.
The investigation is being conducted by Bukit Aman’s D5 classified criminal investigation unit.
Yesterday, an Amanah official said he had filed a police report against Zahid over his speech at the Umno meeting. Amanah mobilisation director Sany Hamzan said Zahid had insulted the judiciary, the attorney-general’s chambers, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in his speech.
Zahid had made remarks about the Federal Court’s decision to uphold Najib Razak’s conviction and sentence in the SRC International case last week. – FMT