malaymail.com 28 Apr, 2021 08:15 am

Ramkarpal urges home minister to confirm if deputy IGP made remarks about student’s rape threat

Ramkarpal urges home minister to confirm if deputy IGP made remarks about student’s rape threat
KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 — The Home Ministry should summon Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani to confirm if he made the remarks about a student’s claim of rape threats for which two news outlets were being investigated, said Ramkarpal Singh. The DAP National...

KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 — The Home Ministry should summon Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani to confirm if he made the remarks about a student’s claim of rape threats for which two news outlets were being investigated, said Ramkarpal Singh.“He was also reported to have said that Acryl Sani’s ‘may be a joke’ comment referred to the aspects that were being investigated and it did not mean the issue was being taken lightly, which seems to confirm that Acryl Sani did make the remarks, as reported in the news articles,” he said.“The police might claim that the context of Acryl Sani’s speech suggests that this so-called joke was an aspect of its investigations.“However this certainly does not, in any way, indicate any wrongdoing on the part of Malaysiakini or China Press if they simply reported what he said, since Acryl Sani did not clarify the purported context in which he said it,” Ramkarpal said.

He urged Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin to confirm if Acryl Sani would also be summoned.This followed a statement by Bukit Aman’s IGP Secretariat, which claimed that Malaysiakini and China Press used confusing headlines and failed to provide the full context of Acryl Sani’s comments when he addressed the topic at a press conference in Shah Alam on Monday.

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