Malaysia

Burger seller Asri Janggut records statement over alleged insult of police

Hot Burger Malaysia founder Mohd Asri Hamid or Asri Janggut (centre) is seen outside the Bukit Aman police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur August 14, 2020. — Bernama pic
Hot Burger Malaysia founder Mohd Asri Hamid or Asri Janggut (centre) is seen outside the Bukit Aman police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur August 14, 2020. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Hot Burger Malaysia founder Mohd Asri Hamid or Asri Janggut, who allegedly making statements that insulted the police force, was seen leaving the Bukit Aman police headquarters here at 1 pm after having his statement recorded.

Mohd Asri’s lawyer Datuk Shaharudin Ali said his client was questioned for one and a half hours before they left for Friday prayers.

“The statement was recorded by an investigating officer from Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department’s special investigation unit and the session began at 11.10am.

“Asri gave his statement over the alleged illegal gambling activities and the sale of contraband cigarettes during the questioning, apart from his claims that most of police officers did not observe daily prayers,” Shaharudin said when met by reporters at Bukit Aman here, today.

He said Mohd Asri will be further questioned at 3 pm over the same matter.

Bernama previously reported that two police reports were lodged against him at Jalan Travers and Jalan Tun Razak police stations two days ago.

The case is classified under Section 505(c) of the Penal Code for causing public alarm and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for improper use of network facilities or service.

It was also reported that Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador described claims made by Asri that police officers did not observe their daily prayers as ‘excessive’.

In the same viral video, Mohd Asri allegedly made the same claim against members of the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF).

However, Chief of Defence Force General Tan Sri Affendi Buang said, in a statement, that the force had accepted the apology made by Mohd Asri which was published on the social media platform of the Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association on Wednesday. — Bernama

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