Tony Pua meets police to clarify “royal my foot” Tweet


Tony Pua said today that that his controversial Tweet was not directed at any members of the royal family

DAP MP Tony Pua said today that he was not addressing the royal family in his tweet, which is being probed by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) under the Sedition Act.

This was to clarify to the police if the tweet where he said “royal my foot” following Nurul Izzah’s arrest and detention over statements she had made in Parliament.

“I was expressing my anger and frustration on YB Nurul Izzah being arrested and in particular being detained overnight by the police. I was not addressing the tweet to any member of the royal family,” he told reporters outside the Bukit Aman police station today.

On March 16, Pua had posted the comment: “Bastards. Real bastards. Royal my foot” on social media micro-blogging site Twitter,  after news of Nurul Izzah Anwar’s (Lembah Pantai MP) arrest surfaced.

Following the tweet, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khalid Abu Bakar had in turn, tweeted a snapshot of Pua’s comment, saying “PDRM will call this YB in to explain what he meant by ‘royal my foot’. Was it directed at the Malay rulers?”.

IMG_6524Accompanying Pua to at the police station was DAP Legal Bureau Chief Gobind Singh who said that investigations are still under way.

“We will wait for the police to get back to us,” he said.

-The Rocket

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