KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 — Police (PDRM) have recorded a statement from Ipoh Timur Member of Parliament Howard Lee Chuan How today to assist investigations over allegations that Lee had insulted Islam through his own interpretation of the Quranic verse (Surah An Nisa’ ayat 59).
Bukit Aman Crime Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said the statement from Lee was recorded at 3pm in Ipoh, Perak today under Section 112 of the Criminal Procedure Act.
“Once Investigations are completed, the papers will be submitted to the Attorney-General’s Office,” he said in a statement tonight.
Mohd Shuhaily urged members of the public to use the social media wisely and not use such platforms for issues that can be offensive or sensitive like 3R (race, religion, royalty).
He warned that action will be taken against anyone who is deemed to have been detrimental to the peace and harmony or the security of the country.
Earlier today, Lee apologised openly for his statement that was his own interpretation of the Al-Quran verse through a video clip on his social media recently.
Lee reiterated that he had no intention to touch on the sensitivity of the Muslim community.
Perak Jabat president Amiruddin Mohd Daud reportedly said the organisation had lodged a police report seeking an investigation and action to be taken against Lee as they viewed his actions as an insult to Islam as the MP was not a Muslim but had made his own interpretation of a Quran verse, which they deemed was a 3R (race, religion, royalty) issue.