KUALA LUMPUR – Four individuals, including the Curator of the Asia Comics and Cultural Museum, Hew Kuan Yau who is also known as ‘Superman’ are summoned by the Bukit Aman today.
Besides ‘Superman’, the Manager of the museum Raymond Chong, illustrator Chong Po Ling who is fondly known as Tomato and another individual believed to be their friend were being asked to give their statements to the police today.
The Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department D5 (prosecution and legal division) principal assistant director SAC Mior Faridalatrash Wahid verified the information after being contacted by the MalaysiaGazette this morning.
According to him, a D5 investigating officer will be recording the statements from the four individuals on the publishing and distribution of the controversial comic, Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) for Win Winism which made its way to the public schools.
Mior said, the individuals were requested to be present by the police as they were related with publishing the comic books.
“All four of them, including witness will come to give their statements and surrender evidences to the investigating officer (D5), thank you.
“The statement will be recorded under Section 122 of the Criminal Procedure Code. There will be a press conference by Datuk Huzir (Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department Director) this evening,” he said briefly in a WhatsApp message.
Local artist, Tomato is called as he illustrated the comic books published by Superman in April 2019, which has allegedly received great response in the country and also China.
The museum then decided to publish the comic books in Malay version and distribute them to the National Secondary Schools and National Type Secondary Schools.
Minister of Education, Dr. Maszlee Malik in his statement this morning reemphasized that the political propaganda comic books had never obtained any approval from the Education Ministry.
The Ministry of Education will not allow its distribution to schools under the ministry. -MalaysiaGazette