Jo­hor MB leaves it to po­lice to probe into FB post­ings

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MUAR: Jo­hor Menteri Be­sar Datuk Os­man Sapian said he will leave it to the po­lice to in­ves­ti­gate the “slan­der­ous” post­ings against him on three Face­book ac­counts.

He also de­clined to elab­o­rate as not to in­ter­fere in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“I think that’s what we have sent to the po­lice and they will do their job,” he said af­ter of­fi­ci­at­ing the state-level 2018 Na­tional Day cel­e­bra­tion at the Pagoh Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Hub here yes­ter­day.

Present were Youth, Sports and Cul­ture Com­mit­tee chair­man Mohd Khuz­zan Abu Bakar; Health, En­vi­ron­ment and Agri­cul­ture Com­mit­tee chair­man Dr Sahrud­din Ja­mal and State Sec­re­tary Datuk Azmi Ro­hani.

“I hope the peo­ple of Jo­hor are not in­flu­enced by ma­li­cious el­e­ments that ridicule and try to bring down the im­age and cred­i­bil­ity of the state govern­ment.

“Any of­fi­cial state­ment from me will only be re­leased through this (his) Face­book ac­count.” “The great peo­ple of Jo­hor are the ones who dis­tin­guish be­tween what is ha­tred and what is truth,” he said.

On Fri­day the youth wing of Parti Pribumi Ber­satu Malaysia (PPBM) lodged a re­port against a Face­book page and a web­site for up­load­ing slan­der­ous state­ments against Os­man.

PPBM’s Jo­hor deputy youth chief Shai­ful Rizal Mohd Salleh said some state­ments were also per­sonal at­tacks against Os­man’s fam­ily.

He said the youth wing sup­ported free­dom of speech and press free­dom, but re­jected such slan­der­ous state­ments and pol­i­tick­ing.

Datuk Os­man Sapian

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