Syed Saddiq Called to Bukit Aman over Alleged Seditious Remarks in Al Jazeera interview

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Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has been summoned to Bukit Aman over an interview with Al Jazeera in which he discussed Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s role in ousting Pakatan Harapan from federal power.

The former Bersatu youth chief tweeted today that he was being investigated under the Sedition Act and Communications and Multimedia Act.

“I have been summoned by Bukit Aman to give a statement over my interview with Mehdi Hassan,” he tweeted, referring to the host of Al Jazeera’s Upfront programme.

“I am also informed that the investigation is to be conducted under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.

“I am prepared to give my full cooperation with the police. Berani kerana benar (brave because right),” he said.

Syed Saddiq said his summons was in connection with the show’s March 6 episode.

In the interview, the former youth and sports minister discussed Muhyiddin’s change of allegiance from PH to a new coalition formed with Barisan Nasional, PAS and PKR defectors.

Syed Saddiq also described Muhyiddin as a “father” and one of the reasons he joined politics.

“He was one of the persons who spoke up against a global kleptocrat, who was sacked by his party (Umno) for speaking up against global kleptocrats.

“What truly disappoints me is that today, my very own leader, my ‘father’, decided to open the door of Malaysian government and democracy to the same kleptocrats… And now, (he has) aligned himself (to them),” the 27-year-old politician had told Al Jazeera.