PETALING JAYA: Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed should not mislead the public into thinking that expressing dissent towards the government is a crime, says the lawyer of former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“If he (Nur Jazlan) is not well-versed in the law, then seek advice from his officers or his own lawyer. Don’t come out making statements to scare the public.
“Making statements against the government is never a crime.
“It is only a crime when the government itself wrongfully abuses its power to effectively defraud society,” Mohamed Haniff Kathri Abdulla told FMT.
Haniff was responding to an earlier report by Malaysiakini, quoting Nur Jazlan as vaguely saying “who says we are not investigating Mahathir under Section 124(c). Whether or not we want to take this to the next stage is a different matter”.- FMT