Hadi interrogated by police today

Pas president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang was questioned by federal police today regarding a statement he made on February 20, purportedly targeting the Malay Rulers. The interrogation lasted slightly over an hour, signalling heightened scrutiny over his remarks.

Mohd Syahir Che Sulaiman, Hadi’s special officer, informed reporters who were outside the Pas headquarters earlier that Hadi had offered complete cooperation during the proceedings with members of Bukit Aman’s Classified Crime Investigation Unit, as reported by News Straits Times.

“It is up to the investigators now. Hadi cooperated fully with the ongoing investigations under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998,” said Syahir, who is also the Bachok member of parliament.

Yesterday, Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain confirmed that Hadi was being investigated over his remarks.

The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, recently voiced discontent regarding Hadi’s statement on February 20, which was directed at religious scholars, lawyers, judges, parliamentarians, state legislators, and the Malay rulers, through a letter

In the letter, Sultan Sharafuddin highlighted that Hadi had not fully comprehended or read the ruler’s remarks during the National Council of Islamic Religious Affairs (MKI) meeting on February 15, this was particularly evident in relation to the Federal Court’s decision regarding the challenge against the validity of 16 criminal provisions in the Kelantan Syariah Criminal Enactment 2019.

Before his statement was recorded today, Hadi had conveyed a letter of gratitude to Sultan Sharafuddin through the ruler’s private secretary, Datuk Muhamad Munir Bani.

However, Syahir declined to divulge additional details regarding the contents of Hadi’s letter to the Selangor ruler, urging the media to honor the confidentiality of their correspondence.