Clara Chooi, The Malaysian Insider
The police are investigating PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail for criminal defamation over the latter’s allegation that Election Commission (EC) deputy chairman Datuk Wira Wan Ahmad Wan Omar was an Umno member.
PKR lawyer Latheefa Koya confirmed with The Malaysian Insider that the Machang MP recorded his statement under section 112 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) at the Putrajaya police district headquarters at about 10.30am today.
She said Saifuddin was being investigated for criminal defamation under Section 500 of the Penal Code over his allegation in a May interview with Malay daily Sinar Harian that the Wan Ahmad (picture) holds an Umno membership.
“We find this ridiculous. They could have sued Saifuddin in a civil suit... for defamation. There was no need to use the police to go after him,” she said when contacted here.