Regulation and institutional reform minister Azalina Othman Mentioned says an apology is just not a authorized defence in felony legislation.
PETALING JAYA: Regulation and institutional reform minister Azalina Othman Mentioned has reminded Sanusi Nor that his apology to the Sultan of Selangor is inadequate to absolve him for remarks he made relating to the appointment of the state’s menteri besar.
Azalina mentioned politicians and people in energy should realise that they’ve the ability to affect others with their speech, particularly throughout election season.
“Anybody who raises divisive points, disrupts public order, and exhibits disrespect in direction of the rulers should do not forget that doing so is a breach of the legislation, and the case doesn’t go away with an apology.
“It is because an apology is just not a authorized defence in felony legislation,” she mentioned in a Fb put up.
She added the liberty of expression enshrined beneath Article 10 of the Federal Structure is just not with out limits, particularly with a view to hold the peace.
Azalina was commenting on an announcement by Kedah menteri besar saying that he had apologised to the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, for remarks he made relating to the appointment of the state’s menteri besar.
Sanusi, who can be PAS elections director, mentioned he had written to the Selangor ruler explaining the true which means of his remarks, which he claimed had been distorted by Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN).
He added that he was knowledgeable by palace officers that the Sultan of Selangor learn his letter yesterday. Nonetheless, Sanusi didn’t reveal something extra concerning the contents of his letter.
In the meantime, Sanusi, who’s being probed over his remarks, confirmed that he had additionally given his assertion to the police.
At a latest ceramah, Sanusi allegedly insulted the sultan by showing to query his selection of Amirudin Shari as Selangor menteri besar.
Sanusi had reportedly drawn a comparability between the Kedah and Selangor sultans and mentioned the Kedah ruler wouldn’t have appointed somebody like Amirudin.
On Wednesday, Inspector-Basic of Police Razarudin Husain mentioned the police had opened investigation papers into Sanusi.