Saturday, February 6, 2010

Police to record Nasir's statement - Malaysiakini

Malacca police will call Nasir Safar, a former aide of the prime minister, to facilitate in the investigation over his remarks which were deemed to be racist.

The state police chief Mohd Rodwan Mohd Yusof said police would call Nasir to record his statement soon, probably next Monday or Tuesday.

"So far, the investigation is 85 per cent completed and only waiting for his statement to fully complete the probe," he told reporters in Malacca yesterday.

He said the case was being investigated under the Sedition Act 1948 and the police had taken statements from 30 witnesses, including state assemblymen and members of the media.

Mohd Rodwan said 45 reports were lodged at police stations nationwide concerning the remarks made by Nasir, 61, who is also the deputy chief of Tanjung Piai Umno.

Nasir in a statement on Thursday, made a public apology to all Malaysians, saying that he had taken cognisance of the various reactions that had arisen following the speech he made during a 1Malaysia seminar held at in Malacca last Tuesday.

- Bernama