Teluk Intan MP investigated over alleged sedition
KUALA LUMPUR: Teluk Intan Member of Parliament M. Manogaran was Friday called by the police to give a statement over remarks he made, including accusing Umno of being behind the attempted arson on churches, at a function in Teluk Intan, Perak recently.
Manogaran, who was accompanied by his lawyer N. Surendran, arrived at the Setapak police station here at 3pm to give his statement to Hilir Perak Commercial Crime chief ASP Teh Jern Wah. He left about one hour later.
He is alleged to have made the seditious statement when speaking at a ceramah (public address) organised by PKR at Cenderung Balai in Teluk Intan on Jan 22.
He is also alleged to have said that the trial involving Opposition Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was unfair and aimed at preventing him from contesting in the next general election.
The case is being investigated under Section 4(1)(C) of the Sedition Act 1948 following a police report lodged by a policeman in Teluk Intan after Manogaran allegedly made the seditious statements.
Met by reporters, Manogaran denied making the statements and wanted police to show the recording of his speech at the ceramah as proof. -- Bernama