Police question DAP man's involvement in 'Save Malaysia' forum


GEORGE TOWN: A DAP lawmaker was questioned by police yesterday over his involvement in a ‘Save Malaysia’ forum last year.

Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim was called to the Tanjong Tokong police station at 3pm where his statement was recorded.

He was accompanied by his lawyer Ramkarpal Singh.

The case is being investigated under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.

In a statement issued later, Sim said he was confused as to why the police were after the Opposition members, who had not committed any crime.

“In our country’s current situation, where members of the public like Pastor Raymond Koh can be abducted in broad daylight, the police should focus their energy at preventing crime instead of babysitting Opposition leaders,” he said.

Sim said asking Opposition members to report themselves at police stations for such a trivial case was a waste of time.

“We could be carrying out our duties as a member of parliament.

“In fact, it is more tiring for the police to investigate such a case, when they are already struggling with a shortage of officers.

“Anyhow, I will always give my fullest cooperation to the police but I will not be afraid to face adversities that may come to defend the rights of the rakyat,” he said.

On Wednesday, Batu Kawan MP Kasthuri Patto was called up to give a statement on the same forum held April 12 last year.

The forum, titled “Forum Deklarasi Rakyat Suara Anak Muda Selamatkan Malaysia”, was held at the Caring Society Complex at Jalan Scotland here.