PETALING JAYA - Police are investigating Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma) president Abdullah Zaik Abdullah Rahman for making seditious statements.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed that an investigation was being carried out under the Sedition Act 1948.
He also warned the people not to incite racial tension over the incident.
"Do not take matters into your own hands. Allow us to investigate the case thoroughly and take the appropriate action according to the law," he said when contacted yesterday.
A news portal had reported Abdullah Zaik as saying that the Chinese who came to Malaya were "trespassers" and questioned the citizenship and wealth given to them.
Several reports were lodged over Abdullah Zaik's alleged seditious statements yesterday.
MCA Youth Legal Bureau chairman Choo Wei Sern lodged a report at the Dang Wangi police station.
"Our right is clearly stated in the Federal Constitution. These statements can stir racial tension and they would affect the peace and harmony of the country," he said, adding that he hoped the authorities would take immediate action.
Several DAP representatives, including Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, also lodged reports at the same police station yesterday.
City deputy CID chief Asst Comm Khairi Ahrasa confirmed that four reports had been lodged in connection with Abdullah Zaik's statements.
In George Town, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the Attorney-General should resign for abuse of power, double standards and selective prosecution, noting that no action had been taken against Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali for calling for the Bahasa Malaysia version of the Bible to be burned.
"The latest outrageous statement by Isma which claimed that Chinese migrants brought in by the British to Tanah Melayu were 'trespassers' is wrong and has to be corrected," said Lim, who is also Penang Chief Minister, in a statement yesterday.