Jagdeep: Hand over copies of police reports made against Guan Eng first

Written by Regina William, The Edge 

The move by the Royal Malaysian Police to compile six police reports against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and expect him to answer all the allegations at one go is akin to harassment, says lawyer and parliamentarian Jagdeep Singh Deo.

Jagdeep (DAP-Datuk Keramat), who is also acting as Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s lawyer, says Lim will cooperate with the police provided copies of all six reports are given to Lim beforehand.

At a press conference today, Jagdeep said four of the reports under Section 27(5) of the Police Act 1967 were for illegal assembly, one under Section 4(1)(C) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 500 of the Penal Code for criminal defamation, and another also under Section 500 of the Penal Code for criminal defamation.

Lim received a letter yesterday from the Penang Police headquarters stating that investigations were underway on the six police reports lodged against him.

The police asked to record Lim’s statements under Section 112 of the Criminal Procedure Code at his convenience.

Jagdeep expressed hope that the police and the attorney-general would exercise discretion and act without fear or favour to investigate the police reports against Lim.

“I know of police reports being lodged against the prime minister and also against other menteris besar and I would like to know if these are also being investigated with equal fervour as the allegations against Lim.

“The chief minister will fully cooperate with the police provided copies of the reports are furnished beforehand,” he reiterated.

All the six police reports were lodged at different police stations but all the reports were recorded this year.