KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9, 2015:
DAP’s Tony Pua says the selective persecution of Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali’s 15-year-old son is proof that the police force is politically motivated.
The BN-led federal government, the Petaling Jaya Utara lawmaker said, was utilising its every machinery to oppress the Opposition.
Azmin’s son Basheer Azmin has been summoned by the police in relation to the recent Bersih rally.
Pua, who is Selangor DAP chairman, went on to urge the Home Ministry to stop such selective harassment of Basheer, who is starting his final examinations in school this week.
He said the ministry must be more professional in discharging its duties and to employ its resources to investigate real crimes, adding that participating in a peaceful Bersih rally was not one of them.
“What were the police thinking? It has been two months since the Bersih rally and suddenly, out of the blue, is it merely a coincidence that the police require Basheer’s attendance, on the day of his final exams?
“Worse, of all the people the police could summon to assist with the investigations, whether as suspects or witnesses, why summon a 15-year-old boy who just happens to be the son of the Selangor Menteri Besar?
“Are the police going to summon up to 500,000 people who took part in the Bersih rally for investigations?,” he said in a statement today.
In a series of tweets on his official Twitter account @AzminAli, the PKR deputy president said yesterday his son was asked to be present at the Dang Wangi district police station at 10am today despite having a final exam to sit for on the same day.
He then slammed the move, claiming that a 15-year-old was being victimised.
The Star reported that Azmin was waiting for legal advice from his lawyer on whether his teenage son should go to the police station on Monday to record a statement over the Bersih 4 rally or sit for his exams.