PETALING JAYA: Police have recorded a statement from Suaram leader Cynthia Gabriel in an investigation under the Sedition Act over a fund-raising dinner it held two weeks ago.

Cynthia came to the Petaling Jaya police headquarters at around 3pm yesterday with her lawyers – Latheefa Koya and Derek Fernandez – as well as a small group of supporters. She was questioned for about half an hour.

Speaking to reporters later, Cynthia alleged that the investigation was merely an excuse for police to harass and discourage her and Suaram from their inquiry in France over the Scorpene submarines.

“They asked me questions which have nothing to do with Section 4(1)A of the Sedition Act under which they are investigating the case,” she said.

The Star