Saturday, October 12, 2013

Take me to court if I falsely accused Zahid: Lip Eng

 “Please arrest me if I’ve given false information to the police.”
This challenge comes from Lim Lip Eng, the Segambut MP,  to the police, if the authorities believe he has falsely accused Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi of endorsing extra-judicial killing.
Lim said this after lodging a police report today, calling on the police to initiate an investigation into Zahid’s controversial “shoot first, ask questions later” remarks recently.
Lim said that if he were found guilty of providing false information under Section 177 of the Penal Code, he could be jailed up to two years.
“I’ve suggested several laws Zahid can be charged under in my report. But it’s likely the police will reply me with ‘’NFA” (No Further Action),” he said.
Speaking on the matter to the press yesterday, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Dato Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim, who was present at the briefing last Saturday where Zahid is reported to have said the words in question, commented that he did not hear Zahid say those words.
However, Zahid defended his statement via twitter, claiming that his remark was taken out of context, and he was referring to the Penang shoot out in August.
He meant to say that police did the right thing to “shoot-CRIMINAL-first”.
Related news: MP dares police to charge him over Zahid's remark

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