Nik Elin case: Police warn not to create extreme provocations


IPOH: Police have cautioned the people not to create and incite extreme provocations especially in the social media in light of Federal Court’s ruling regarding lawyer Nik Elin Zurina Nik Abdul Rashid who had challenged the provisions in the Kelantan Syariah Criminal Code (I) Enactment 2019.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said, such action could stimulate unpeaceful situation especially that touches on religion, race and royal institution (3R).

“The provocations could threaten the public order and subsequently would lead the people to believe and doubt the court’s verdict on the case.

“In the case involving 3R, I have told before not to touch on sensitive issues dealing with religion and race as we will investigate and take action. All the while that is what we have been doing,” he said.

Razarudin said that after officiating the closing of the Internal Security and Public Order Field Training Examination 2024 at the Ulu Kinta General Operations Force Training Centre here Wednesday.

The IGP also stressed that the police have received three reports from Nik Elin Zurina informing that she had received death threats in the social media following her actions.

Razarudin believes that more police reports will be received in the near future regarding the same issue.

“However one of the three investigation papers had been sent to the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) while the other two were still under investigation.

“The investigation has identified the suspect involved in sending the threats. She received three threats, but one suspect has been identified, while the other two threat cases are still under investigation,” he said.

Earlier, Kuala Lumpur Police Chief, Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid, said three investigation papers were opened regarding the threats, including one that had been handed over to the Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) for further action.

On Feb. 9, the Federal Court, through a panel of nine judges in a majority decision of 8-1, declared 16 out of 18 provisions in the Kelantan Syariah Criminal Code (I) Enactment 2019 null and void.

This followed a petition by Nik Elin Zurina and her daughter, Tengku Yasmin Nastasha Tengku Abdul Rahman, as petitioners challenging 18 provisions of the enactment, while the Kelantan government, as the sole respondent, with that decision, the Kelantan State Legislative Assembly no longer has the jurisdiction to enact the 16 challenged provisions of the law. –Malaysia World News


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