KUALA LUMPUR: Federal police are investigating Umno’s Lokman Adam for sedition over a Facebook post this week in which he warned of a “most terrible war” while claiming Dr Mahathir Mohamad had lost support from the majority of MPs.
Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Huzir Mohamed said Lokman is being investigated under Section 3(1)(b) of the Sedition Act and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for wrongful use of network facilities.
“This is very serious because his statement can provoke certain quarters,” said Huzir.
Huzir also said that Lokman is currently facing 17 investigations over various offences including provocative statements.
“There are seven investigation papers under Bukit Aman’s Classified Criminal Investigation Unit (USJT) and 10 more with the other contingents.
“He has made a lot of provocative statements that could cause discord and threaten the nation’s harmony,” he added.
In the Facebook post on Oct 27, Lokman among others claimed that Mahathir during his trip to Azerbaijan had been briefed by Special Branch officers that he only had support from 48 MPs, compared to Anwar who had 113 MPs backing him.
“Mahathir would do everything in his power to make sure Anwar does not become the PM,” Lokman wrote.
Huzir said police are considering to restrict Lokman’s activities to prevent him from releasing more provocative statements.
He said Lokman could be subjected to additional rules on his bail, which include reporting to a police station once a month.
“The second way is to request a good behaviour bond from the court,” he added.
Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019
By JUSTIN ZACK
KUALA LUMPUR: Another investigation paper has been opened against Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam, after online statements he made were flagged by the police for being seditious.
“On Oct 27, we received a police report regarding a statement by Lokman Adam that said that Parliament should be dissolved.
“This statement was made under a Facebook page that goes by Lokman Adam SSR, and the post also stated to ‘Bersiap-sedia untuk perperangan paling dasyat (get ready for a violent fight)’, ” said Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed at a press conference on Wednesday (Oct 30) at Bukit Aman, adding that the owner of the page was indeed Lokman.
The Bukit Aman CID director also said that investigations would be conducted under the Sedition Act 1948 and the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998.
Comm Huzir revealed that the police had already opened 17 investigation papers against Lokman to date.
“We have opened seven papers under the Classified Criminal Investigations Department, and 10 under the various police contingents. A lot of his statements are provocative and could disrupt public safety.
“We will suggest to the court to have additional conditions to his bond as he has previously been charged.
“If the courts agree, he would then be required to report himself to the nearest police station every month, ” he said.
Comm Huzir also said that the police would be investigating the owner of the Facebook page “Maran Muniandy”, after a post touched on racial lines.
Regarding updates to investigations on the “Belt and Road Initiative for Win Winism” comic, Comm Huzir said that academicians are being sought after to verify facts in the book.
“We have identified a few that could help us. We will also get the opinion of the DPP to see if we need to record more statements from other people, ” he said.