Thursday, 13 August 2009

Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi & DAPSY Chief Loke to give statements on allegations of insulting Islam

The police will record statements from DAP Socialist Youth chief Loke Siew Fook and Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi for allegedly insulting Islam and the Sultan of Perak, through a blog and news report recently, according to a Bernama report.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said Wednesday the duo could be charged for sedition and stoking racial tension.

He said besides being charged under the Sedition Act 1948, they could also be convicted under Section 298 for insulting Islam and bringing the religion into contempt.

Loke is alleged to have made a seditious statement in his blog against freelance religious speaker Dr Mohd Ridhuan Tee Abdullah's reported statement on the status of the unborn child of political aide Teoh Beng Hock and his fiancee, as a child out of wedlock. (read here).

It is also alleged that in the blog, he had insulted Islam, the Sultan of Perak and the Raja Muda of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah.

Loke has denied the allegations.

Ooi (read here) came under fire for calling Penang municipal councillor Mohd Razali Abdullah, a member of the Jemaah Islah Malaysia (JIM) member, an Islamic extremist and calling JIM an extremist organisation.

It was reported that he (Ooi) had said the Penang Municipal council should not allow a religious extremist to be in the local government administration.

1 comment:

rakyat malaysia said...

I've been a follower of Jeff Ooi and I find him rather fair in his writings/postings. I like him because he doesnt come across as a racist.

But I cant say much abt the other guy, DAPSY chief, Loke.

He has denied making that statement and that blog which carried the supposedly "seditious" posting has been deleted.

But there are blogs, pro-BN blogs, on your blogroll, Tok Mommy, which incite hatred against the non-Malays. Just read Parpu Kari's.

Will owners of such blogs be called up too?