Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali is being investigated over his alleged remarks regarding the daughter of inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar.
Azmin told reporters outside the Shah Alam district police station this evening that he was being investigated under Section 500 of the Penal Code for criminal defamation and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
The investigation was over remarks he had allegedly made on May 3.
"I wanted his (Khalid)'s daughter to be investigated after it was reported that she had been awarded the licence to sell firearms.
"He himself had reportedly admitted that his daughter was awarded the licence before he became IGP," said Azmin who was accompanied by his lawyer, N Surendran.
"A lot of time have been wasted just to pressure me," said Azmin who insisted that he was just raising questions over the procedure in which the license was granted.
Surendran, meanwhile, reminded that public servants are not above criticism.
"All I want to say it was unnecessary to take away the MB from his duties. Public servants are not above criticism.
"The law should not be used in this manner," he said.
Whistleblowewer site Sarawak Report had in April claimed that Khalid’s second daughter, Juwiza, as well as his brother in-law Mohd Isa Hussin, are owners of Nilai Arms & Ammunition (NAA).
In response, Khalid had on April 25 clarified that the firearms company belonging to his daughter obtained its business licence even before he helmed the police force.- Mkini