KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24, 2015:
PKR president Nurul Izzah Anwar was given between one to two days to come forward and give her statement following the controversy of a photo of her with Sulu princess Jacel Kiram earlier this month.
Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said police had contacted the Lembah Pantai MP but she had yet to come forward to give a statement.
He said this may be due to her tight schedule.
“We will keep contacting her to set an appropriate time to record her statement.”
Mohmad said that as of the moment, 90 reports on Nurul Izzah had been received from around the country following the incident and the majority of them came from Sabah.
The case was currently investigated under Section 124 of the Penal Code and Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).
Previously, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar in a statement said even though Nurul Izzah had issued an apology, police needed to attain a formal statement as to the purpose of the meeting.
He said that the meeting was not a coincidence and was concerned that it may threaten national security.
The encounter between Nurul Izzah and Jacel Kiram gained massive attention after a photo of the two went viral on social media, invoking anger among Malaysians, especially Sabahans.