Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali quizzed over by-election speech, Bersih 4 T-shirt

KUALA LUMPUR - Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali has been questioned by police over a speech he made during the Permatang Pauh by-election and for wearing a Bersih 4 t-shirt, which is deemed illegal.

Azmin, who was represented by former Bersih chairman Datuk S. Ambiga, PKR legal advisers Latheefa Koya and N. Surendran, was quizzed between 10.15am and 11.50am at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters on Friday.

"I came here after I was summoned by the police. There are two teams from Dang Wangi and Bukit Aman that are investigating this matter," he said when met outside of the premise.

Azmin is being investigated under Section 4(2)(f), 4(1)(c) of the Peaceful Assembly Act for organising and participating in a street protest and Section 8 of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 for wearing the banned T-shirt.

Asked what he thought of the recent Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu protest, Azmin said he was disappointed that the rally was approved.

"The rally didn't have a clear intention of why it was being held. Look at the outcome of it - several untoward incidents erupted which could have easily led to racial and religious hatred," he said.