KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz is being investigated under the Sedition Act 1948 over alleged racial campaign speech in Semenyih.
The police are investigating into Nazri’s speech, confirmed the Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
“ We are investigating him under Sedition Act 1948.
“So far, there has been one police report made against Nazri.
“We are also taking statements from those whom we believe may be connected to the issue,” he was quoted as saying in a press conference in Cheras here.
According to New Straits Times, the Padang Rengas Member of Parliament’s remarks included an alleged call for the closure of Chinese and Tamil vernacular schools as well as on the appointment of the Chief Justice, the Attorney-General and Finance Minister from among non-Malays.
Nazri was also quoted as saying that the death of a Fire and Rescue Department personnel Muhammed Adib Mohd Kassim was not championed because the Attorney-General was not a Malay.
However, yesterday Nazri said he did not mean to be racist and that he was only expressing the views of other people.
“I am merely voicing out the unhappiness of the people on the ground. That certainly cannot be considered seditious,” he said.