2 police reports lodged against Wan Asshima over remarks of ministers' involvement in gay festival

Teoh Pei Ying

KUALA LUMPUR: Two police reports were made today against Gerakan Muslimah Islam Malaysia chairman over her alleged remarks accusing ministers of involvement in organising a gay festival. The reports was lodged by Federal Territories Minister, Khalid Abdul Samad through his special duties officer Zulhazmi Shariff and and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Muhajid Yusof Rawa, through his special duties officer Hisham Fauzi, at Dang Wangi district police headquarters. Zulhazmi, after lodging the police report, told reporters that they had made the reports based on Wan Asshima Kamaruddin’s viral Facebook posting. “We were not aware when she uploaded the post, YB (Khalid) forwarded the message to me on Saturday (Aug 18). When I checked on the link, the post had been deleted. “But a video that was attached with the posting, accusing the ministers of organising the largest gay festival in the country, has gone viral on Facebook and Whatsapp. “This is a serious accusation as YB was not aware of such an event,” he said. He said they were urging police to conduct investigation under Section 505 of the Penal Code for statements “conducing to public mischief” as her remarks could cause hatred. He added they would later meet with the investigating officer to have their statements recorded. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd