IGP: Police studying police reports against Ngeh

(Bernama) – The police are evaluating reports made against Perak DAP chairman Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham to determine the nature of the offence when he questioned Muslim reaction to an anti-Islam film, the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said today.

“If there is justification, we will conduct the investigation in accordance with procedure,” he told a news conference after launching a campus community policing programme at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), here.

Ismail was asked to comment on the call by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz yesterday for the police to open investigation into the matter.

Mohamed Nazri said many quarters had lodged reports against Ngeh who had allegedly enraged Muslims protesting against the film “Innocence of Muslims” produced by one Sam Bacile of the United States.

Asked whether the police had opened investigation, Ismail said he had yet to receive a report from the CID director who had been instructed to look into the police reports.

“I believe we can make an announcement soon,” he added.

Ngeh had tweeted that “Khairy wants muslim protest against Sam Bacile. For islam or for his political gains? Are muslims wasting too much time and energy on this?” in reference to Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin’s statement.