IGP: Was Rafizi asking for Anwar’s jailbreak?
PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli’s directive could also be interpreted as urging supporters to break out Anwar Ibrahim from prison, said inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar.
He said this when asked to comment on the Pandan lawmaker’s arrest this afternoon.
“Rafizi asked his supporters to come out in full force tomorrow to release Anwar.
“This kind of open letter has many meanings. Is he asking people to break Anwar out of prison?
“Such letters would give different interpretations to those who do not understand,” he added.
Yesterday, Rafizi issued a directive calling for the full mobilisation of PKR members for the Kita Lawan rally tomorrow.
Directive can cause chaos
Meanwhile, Khalid said the police are also investigating the lawmaker to determine how widespread the directive is.
“We want to know the reactions of his supporters towards his call to release Anwar.
“This is dangerous, therefore the police would not allow such calls to be made. Any kind of directive which can cause chaos would only lead us to take action,” he added.
However, the police chief did not reveal how long the Pandan MP would be remanded, saying the police had “many things” to clarify with Rafizi.
The Kita Lawan movement was created following Anwar’s imprisonment last month.
Since then, more than a dozen activists have been arrested over the protests organised by Kita Lawan.