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Thursday, 7 December 2017 | MYT 8:13 PM

Police: Report lodged over Zaid Ibrahim tweets, Bukit Aman to handle investigation

SHAH ALAM: A police report has been lodged in Kuala Lumpur over the tweets made by Datuk Zaid Ibrahim (pic), said Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor.

He said at a press conference on Thursday (Dec 7) that Bukit Aman would be handling the investigation.

This follows a statement by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun on Thursday.

Mohamad Fuzi had said the former de-facto Law Minister could be investigated for an offence under Section 4 of the Sedition Act 1948 for disrespecting Selangor ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

Mohamad Fuzi added on Thursday that the former de-facto Law Minister could also be investigated for an offence under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for disrespecting the Selangor Sultan on his Twitter account.

Zaid posted two tweets against the Sultan on the micro-blogging site on Monday cautioning the Sultan to be careful with his words and accusing him of allegedly "playing politics".

Zaid had tweeted on Wednesday that the Ruler should be "careful" with his words and that everyone would be affected if "the country burns".

His tweets are believed to have been in response to the Sultan's statements in an exclusive interview with The Star where he warned that the deliberate use of sensitive issues to fish for votes in the general election would destroy the country.

The Sultan said he did not wish to see politicians playing with matters of race, religion and other sensitive issues for political gain.