Hornbill Unleashed

December 13, 2017

Cops to call up Dr M over ‘Bugis’ remark

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a Pakatan Harapan ceramah at Dewan Sri Siantan in Selayang May 22, 2017. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaThe police will call up Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to record his statement that was alleged to have insulted the Bugis community, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

He said the police needed some time to complete the investigation on the case and hoped that it could be resolved as soon as possible.

“This depends on the requirement of the investigating officer, but we are certain he (Dr Mahathir) will be called. If I say in the near future, you have to give us time. We will resolve it as soon as possible,” he told reporters after opening the 29th Annual Conference of the Malaysian Auxiliary Police, here today.

Dr Mahathir, in his speech at the assembly organised by the opposition parties in Petaling Jaya on Oct 14 tried to link the descendants of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as possibly originating from the Bugis pirates.

Following the statement, the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah expressed his displeasure and deepest regret over the statement which was perceived as trying to incite Malaysians to hate, insult and look with contempt at the ethnic Bugis race which forms the hierarchy of the Selangor Sultanate.

Meanwhile, concerning the statement made by DAP member Datuk Zaid Ibrahim on the Sultan of Selangor, which was considered by several quarters to have seditious elements, Mohamad Fuzi said the police would call up Zaid to take his statement tomorrow.

He said two police reports had been received on the case which was being investigated under Section 4 of the Sedition Act 1948.

According to the reports, Zaid, through his Twitter account on Dec 5, had questioned the criticism by the Sultan of Selangor on Dr Mahathir concerning his statement on the Bugis community.

Meanwhile, when asked on the development of investigations on the forex business losses sustained by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in the 1990’s involving Dr Mahathir, Mohd Fuzi said a special team was carrying out investigation on the case.

“Investigation is ongoing, it is not easy. So many people will be called to complete the investigation. After a police report was lodged, we have formed a task force. The task force is working round the clock now to get whatever statement, and whatever needs to be done, has to be done as soon as possible. This is an on-going matter,” he added.

Source : The Malay Mail Online by  Bernama




  1. There are many Chinese, Indian, Melanau, Bugis and Indon pirates in BN. Why must the Sultan of Selangor take offence with Dr Mahathir ‘s description of Najib who stole from the rakyat?

    Comment by Mat Som — December 15, 2017 @ 6:20 PM | Reply

  2. Tun Mahathir led Umno BN had won many GEs with more than two thirds majority parliamentary seats. Strategically, and when he knew it’s time, he stepped down in 2002 to allow his selected and supported Tun Abdullah aka Pak Lah to helm and win a more than 90% majority parliamentary seats at GE11 in 2003 (of course the popular votes was just more than 50%). Subsequently, Pak Lah lost the two thirds majority at GE12 and a lower popular votes. Najib Razak led Umno BN at GE13 did worse and lost, with the federal opposition winning the popular votes. We envisage the Umno BN will have it worst at the much awaited GE14 and a formidable Pakatan Harapan coalition takes over the helm of the parliament.

    Comment by limpehkong — December 15, 2017 @ 11:09 AM | Reply

  3. Selangor ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has recalled how Dr Mahathir Mohamad had once claimed that it was too expensive to maintain the monarchy in Malaysia.
    Read more at https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/404372#UkAgHpFw9fjUtX5B.99

    Comment by SBY — December 13, 2017 @ 1:03 PM | Reply

    • Why is he offended if the alegations MD made against a specific person other then him is wrong?
      Btw isnt it true that behind every throne there lies a dark secrect?

      Comment by Brian — December 14, 2017 @ 10:13 PM | Reply

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