The police are investigating Penang deputy chief minister P Ramasamy over his "provocative" remarks on the unilateral conversion issue concerning the three children of Loh Siew Hong.

Bukit Aman's CID director Abdul Jalil Hassan, in a statement today, said that the probe under Sections 505(c), and Section 504 of the Penal Code, were initiated after there were six police reports lodged against the DAP lawmaker on the matter.

For the record, Section 505(c) of the Penal Code pertains to intent to incite or which is likely to incite any class or community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or community of persons, while Section 504 deals with intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of peace. In addition to these sections, Ramasamy is also being probed under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for abuse of network services, reported Free Malaysia Today (FMT).

According to Abdul Jalil, the offensive post is a Facebook statement dated Feb 13 that had linked the Perlis religious authorities with unilateral conversion, kidnap, manipulation, coercion, and threats regarding the custody of Loh's children, and thus, caused "dissatisfaction among various parties."

Ramasamy had been vocal on the issue involving Loh and her three children, in recent weeks.

The single mother who works as a chef in Genting Highlands, obtained a divorce from her husband Nagashwaran Muniandy on March 19, 2019, and was awarded sole custody of her children by the High Court.

However, she had been unable to be with her children the last three years, after Nagashwaran, who's currently in a Kelantan prison for drug-related offences, took them away and later unilaterally converted them into Islam in Perlis.

On Monday, however, the Kuala Lumpur High Court granted Loh custody of her three children - a pair of twin girls aged 14, and a 10-year-old.

The 34-year-old woman has since sent a legal notice to the muallaf (converts) registrars of Penang, Kedah and Perlis, asking for evidence that she had consented to her children’s conversion.

Source: FMT
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