Monday, August 10

PKR branches lodge police reports against Fadillah


Boyce (fourth left), accompanied by Roland (fifth left), Philip (sixth left) and PKR supporters, in front of CPS Miri after lodging the report yesterday.

MIRI: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Baram and PKR Hulu Rajang yesterday lodged police reports against Petra Jaya MP Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof over his statement suggesting that Sarawak risks losing her immigration autonomy and other rights if Pakatan Harapan (PH) takes over the state government.

The reports were lodged by PKR Baram publicity chief Boyce Ngau Anyi and Abun Sui Anyit, chairman of PKR Hulu Rajang.

Boyce and Abun when met after lodging their reports at 11am at Miri Central Police station (CPS) opined that Fadillah’s statement published in the newspapers on May 6 contained defamatory remarks and incitement that could provoke the public to go against PH.

“As senior in Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), he should know that his statement is a provocation that can cause tensions between supporters from both Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and PH.  Hence, we want Fadillah to be investigated under Article 10(2)(a)(b)(c) of the Federal Constitution, Section 3(1)(e) of the Sedition Act 1948, Section 4A of the Election Offences Act 1954, Section 499 and Section 504 of the Penal Code,” said Boyce.

Fadillah had uttered the statement during a function at a Santubong parliamentary-level Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) seminar held at the Penview Convention Centre (PCC) in Kuching on May 5.

He was reported to have said that if PH were to form the Sarawak government after the next state election, the first thing it would do is to get rid of Sarawak’s immigration autonomy, followed by the Oil Mining Ordinance (OMO) 1958.

Also present yesterday were PKR Baram chairman Roland Engan and Baram Protection Action Committee chairman Philip Jau.