Selangor Chief Minister Azmin Ali's son allowed to finish exams before police record statement

Selangor Chief Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali.
Selangor Chief Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The son of Selangor Chief Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali will only go to the police station to have his statement recorded after he finishes his exams, said lawyer Latheefa Koya on Monday (Nov 9).

"I spoke to the investigating officer, ASP Ananthan yesterday (Sunday) evening and faxed a letter to him at about 10am this morning confirming that investigations will only resume after he has finished his exams. We will inform the police as soon as he finishes his exams," said Mr Latheefa, who is acting for the 15-year-old.

It had been reported that Mr Azmin was leaving it to his lawyers to decide if his son should go to the police station to have his statement recorded on Monday over the teenager's alleged participation in a Bersih rally following a notice served by the police.

The notice, under Section 111 of the Criminal Procedure Code, seeks the attendance of Azmin's son at the Dang Wangi police headquarters at 10am Monday to have his statement recorded for being at the rally.

Earlier, Dang Wangi district deputy police chief Supt Habibi Majinji said the notice was served after Mr Azmin's son had failed to turn up at the station for several months.

"We were told that he was busy with his exams. We tried to be lenient and understanding, that's why we kept on postponing it.

"But after waiting, the DPP decided to serve the notice. We are only enforcing it," he said.

Under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, those aged below 15 years are prohibited from participating in public assemblies.