President of Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah has been arrested by the police after he threatened to attack the Klang police station in a speech yesterday, 25 December
According to The Star, Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said the JMM president was detained at 2.40pm today, 26 December at the Kompleks Keramat Mall, Jalan Datuk Keramat in Kuala Lumpur.
He is being investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation, according to Malaysiakini.
Azwanddin issued the threat at a rally in Klang yesterday after urging authorities to arrest those who triggered the Seafield temple riot on 26 November.
"My warning to them, immediately arrest the developer, arrest the lawyers," the JMM president was quoted as saying by Malaysiakini.
"If not, ladies and gentlemen, we will attack the Klang police station," he added.
In the same speech, Azwanddin also attacked Minister in the Prime Minister's Department P Waythamoorthy
"This is our warning, this is not Waythamoorthy, this is P*h-moorthy," the JMM president said yesterday.
"We did not change his name (to) Ph-moorthy... We ask that P***h-moorthy to resign," Azwanddin added, as 2,000 people at the rally cheered him on.
Malaysiakini reported that the word, which is deemed derogatory to Indians, was uttered at least three times in Azwanddin's speech.
The rally, organised by Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (GERAS), was held to demand justice for the late Adib Kassim
Fireman Adib Kassim lost his life on 17 December, three weeks after he was brutally attacked by a mob at the Seafield temple riot.
GERAS president Abu Bakar Mohamed later expressed his disagreement and upset at Azwanddin after the latter delivered his controversial speech. Malaysiakini reported Abu as saying that the JMM president had violated GERAS guidelines for speakers at the rally.
Hours before his arrest today, Azwanddin showed no regret for his controversial speech in a Facebook post
"If there are groups that don't agree with my vocalness and sternness, that is not a problem because I am confident there are more Malays and Muslims who support me to defend Malays and Muslims," the JMM president wrote in a Facebook post today.
"We don't have to fear (them). Malays and Muslims don't have to be civilised to teach the DAP-loving people a lesson. They have been too much," he added.
While Azwanddin is keen on getting P Waythamoorthy fired, Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has not decided on the matter: