PETALING JAYA: It is the job of the police to investigate reports made by any member of the public, said Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz in response to being probed over his â€œchallengeâ€ against the Tunku Mahkota of Johor.
â€œI am not above the law. We must allow for the process to go on. When there is a report by any member of the public, it is incumbent of the Inspector-General of Police to do his job,â€ said the Tourism and Culture Minister to The Star Online.
On Monday, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said Nazri would be investigated under Section 505B of the Penal Code following his remark against Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, which could cause alarm to the public.
Nazriâ€™s statement will also be recorded.
Asked about the matter, Nazri said â€œIGP is right to say that he must investigateâ€.
Last Saturday, Nazri told Tunku Ismail to stay out of politics unless he wants to be subjected to the same rule and be â€œwhackedâ€.
â€œBut if you hold an important post â€“ as a royal in a state â€“ and start saying things, if we hit you back, donâ€™t get angry,â€ he told reporters in reference to Tunku Ismailâ€™s remark against the Prime Minister for not attending a dialogue on national issues last week.
According to Khalid, several police reports have been lodged against Nazri since he made the statement.