3R: Jengka assemblyman summoned by cops today

17 Sep 2023 04:31pm
Shahril Azman
Shahril Azman

KUANTAN - Jengka assemblyman Shahril Azman Abd Halim confirms that he was summoned by the police to assist in the investigation regarding allegations that he has played up issues related to 3R (race, religion and royal institution) on his TikTok account, recently.

He claimed that police reports like these were a common tactic used to intimidate Pas and Perikatan Nasional (PN) in Pahang.

"I have been summoned by the police and at 5pm, today, I will meet with the investigating officer at the Manchis Police Station in Bentong.

"The action taken against me will not deter PN from continuing to provide understanding to the people and we will continue to fight against DAP, Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN)," he said when contacted today.

On Sept 13, Bentong MP Young Syefura Othman's special officer Ahmed Wafiuddin Shamsuri lodged a police report alleging that Shahril had played up the issues of 3R on TikTok.

Ahmed Wafiuddin claimed that Shahril made statements that touched on the rights of the Bumiputera as well as something about Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and DAP.

He also alleged that the video showed Shahril campaigning in Felda Sungai Kemahal, which was within the Pelangai State Legislative Assembly, before the nomination day for the by-election in the area.

The Pelangai by-election was being held following the death of its incumbent assemblyman Datuk Seri Johari Harun, 53, in a plane crash in Shah Alam, Selangor, on Aug 17.

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The Election Commission (EC) has set Oct 7 for polling day, Sept 23 for nomination day and Oct 3 for early voting.

Commenting further on the issue, Shahril said the campaign aimed to educate Malays about the dangers of the Malaysian Malaysia doctrine contained in the Constitution and DAP's struggle.

However, he said DAP's position had been strengthened with the support of Umno and PKR, enabling them to form the government.

"As a democratic country, I am a member of Pas and a Pas representative who has the right to voice objections, provide explanations to the public, and warn them against the dangers of the Malaysian Malaysia concept that contradicts the Federal Constitution.

"I believe that my explanation and campaign do not violate any national laws and are in line with the principles of democracy and freedom of speech enshrined in the constitution," he said.

Shahril also explained to the Malay community that the secular concept being promoted by DAP was contrary to the position of Islam as the religion of the federation as stipulated in the Federal Constitution.

"In reality, I have done what needs to be defended in the Federal Constitution and it is often challenged by DAP members and leaders," he said.

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