31 October 2011

Sidang Media Prof Aziz Bari...

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) law lecturer Prof Dr Abdul Aziz Bari gave his statement on the bullet and threatening note he received yesterday, at the Gombak district police headquarters.

Abdul Aziz received the items, by post, at his mother-in-law's residence in Taiping, Perak. The threatening note had read: "Jangan kurang ajar dengan Sultan maut nanti" (Do not be insolent with the Sultan or you will meet with death).

"I lodged a report yesterday at the Taiping police station and today I came to give a statement. Police have taken the (9mm calibre) bullet for investigation," he told reporters later.

Abdul Aziz said the threat will not stop him from working as usual, saying he believes this was the work of those unhappy with his comments on the decree by the Sultan of Selangor, recently.

Abdul Aziz's statement disputing the Sultan's decree was objected to by some parties, including former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who described his refusal to apologise as insolence.

Meanwhile, Gombak district police chief ACP Abdul Rahim Abdullah confirmed the police report made by Abdul Aziz at 7pm last night and said the police were investigating the matter under Section 507 of the Penal Code, for criminal intimidation.



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