KUALA LUMPUR: DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng who has been alleged to have touched on the 3R (Rulers, race, religion) issue in his statement will be investigated by the police.
Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) deputy director Datuk GS Suresh Kumar said the police had received several reports on the matter where Lim claimed that the “green wave” would destroy temples and deny religious rights in Penang.
“The statement was believed to have been uttered by Lim in his speech at the ‘Tian Fu Gong Bai Long Wang Singapore – Malaysia Tour 2023’ programme at the Batu Temple in Jelutong, Penang on July 8.
“The MalaysiaNow news portal also published an article on the statement,” Suresh Kumar said in a statement, as reported by NST.
According to Suresh Kumar, investigation in being conducted by the Classified Crimes Investigation Unit of the Bukit Aman CID under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948, Section 505b of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998.
He added the public is advised not to make any speculation that could interrupt the ongoing investigation.
Stern action will be taken against any parties which threaten the country’s public safety and security.
However Lim had disputed news reports alleging him of provoking religious sentiments.
He said his speech that was delivered in Mandarin had been misrepresented, making him to be claiming there were parties planning to destroy Buddhist and Chinese temples.
In his defence he said, he was referring to the case of a Hindu temple being demolished in July 2020 in Alor Setar, Kedah.
Meanwhile in another development the Ministry of Communications and Digital (KKD) continuously scrutinizes and monitors issues related to 3R that isuploaded or featured on social media platforms.