Perplexed over police notice, says Kluang MP who was in Parliament for PAC meet

KLUANG, Sept 6 – “Is carrying out my responsibility as a member of the Public Accounts Committee a crime now for police?” Member Parliament for Kluang, Wong Shu Qi asked in a press statement issued here today.

Wong said she was shocked to receive a notice from the police today seeking a statement from her for being involved in a gathering that took place at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on August 2.

Wong has been asked to provide her statement at the Dang Wang Police station in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, Sept 8.

“I was not present at the said location at all when the gathering was said to have taken place there and I was also not involved in any gathering.

“On that date, I was at the Parliament to attend a PAC meeting. In fact I was stopped at a police block when I arrived at the junction of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim, heading towards Jalan Parlimen. Upon showing an official PAC letter inviting me to the meeting on that day, the police personnel advised me to take an alternative route to enter the Parliament.

Finally, I was allowed to enter through the road block at Sultan Iskandar Highway around 9.55 am following a direction issued to the police by the PAC.

The police had been also given the list of PAC members who had to be in Parliament that day to carry out their functions as MP and PAC members. The Parliament had also uploaded all the pictures of the PAC proceedings on that day in their official website.

“So it was a shock for me to receive the notice from the police today asking me to be at the Dang Wangi police station to give a statement under Section 112 of Criminal Procedure Code with the offer of compound for participating/being present at the gathering held on Aug 2 at Dataran Merdeka.”

“How could I have been at two places at the same time?

“As a MP who was carrying out her responsibility, I am utterly disappointed and confused with the investigation being carried out by the police on this…and offering compound for a “crime” that I have not committed,” she said.