Johor police have confirmed that they are investigating remarks made by former Perak menteri besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin in his tweet on the Johor sultan's purchase of the WWW 1 car number plate.
State police chief Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Sharif said the force has received eight reports on the matter and investigation will be conducted under the Sedition Act.
"Police will complete the investigation papers after examining the reports and will forward it to the deputy public prosecutor," he told Bernama today.
Five police reports have been lodged against Nizar (left) , who is Bukit Gantang MP, for saying that the RM520,000 spent to secure the licence plate could have been utilised to help the poor instead.
Malay daily Sinar Harian had today quoted Nizar as saying that he is willing to apologise for his tweet.
“If any quarter feels hurt by the message, I apologise,” he said, adding his message was not intended to question the Johor sultan's decision in bidding for the country's most expensive car number plate yet.
Nizar said it was only a general statement, and that he had no intention of insulting Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar.
Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Idris ibni Sultan Ibrahim has defended the bid saying every single sen allocated by the government for the royal household has gone into Yayasan Iskandar and Yayasan Ibrahim.
"The Johor royal family has not taken any money from the government since the time of Almarhum Sultan Ibrahim.
"Feel free to ask the menteri besar or any government official," said Tunku Ismail in his tweet.
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