Cops to quiz Rafizi, Nga in sedition probe over Anwar verdict remarks

Rafizi allegedly posted a picture on Twitter of a silhouette of what appears to be a person wearing a ceremonial wig similar to the style worn by judges, with dollar signs in each ringlet. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng
Rafizi allegedly posted a picture on Twitter of a silhouette of what appears to be a person wearing a ceremonial wig similar to the style worn by judges, with dollar signs in each ringlet. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — PKR’s Rafizi Ramli and DAP’s Nga Kor Ming are scheduled to have their statements recorded at Bukit Aman today in a sedition investigation against the opposition lawmakers over their comments on the imprisonment of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for sodomy.

Pandan MP Rafizi said yesterday in a statement that he was due to arrive at the police headquarters here at 1pm, while DAP national legal bureau chief Gobind Singh Deo announced yesterday that Nga, who is Taiping MP, will appear at Bukit Aman at 11am.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had directed sedition investigations against Nga and Rafizi for their tweets on the Federal Court February 10 decision to uphold Anwar’s sodomy conviction and five-year jail sentence handed down by the Court of Appeal.

Nga allegedly tweeted from his @ngakorming Twitter handle on February 10 that it was time for the public to stand up to a “cruel regime”.

Rafizi, meanwhile, allegedly posted a picture on Twitter on the same day of a silhouette of what appears to be a person wearing a ceremonial wig similar to the style worn by judges, with dollar signs in each ringlet.

The picture was accompanied with the #RakyatHakimNegara (The people are the country’s judges) hashtag used in the run-up to the apex court verdict on Anwar’s Sodomy II trial.

The Federal Court upheld on February 10 the Court of Appeal’s 2014 ruling that had reversed Anwar’s acquittal of sodomising former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan and sentenced him to five years’ imprisonment.