KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman will seek assistance from historians to check the validity of facts in the controversial comic book on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, says Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed.
The Bukit Aman CID director said several historical experts have been identified.
“We will get their advice on the facts published in the comic.
“We will also check with the Home Ministry whether the publisher has obtained relevant permits to publish the comic,” he told a press conference in Bukit Aman on Wednesday (Oct 23).
“We also recorded several statements from various people, including the comic book artist, a manager of a historical museum, the publisher and
Hew Kuan Yau, who is the author.
“On Oct 21, we also visited the factory in Shah Alam that printed the comic book,” he said.
The case is classified under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act and Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act, Comm Huzir said.
“We have also seized all copies of the comic book, which was printed in three languages,” he added.
A few other witnesses would also be called up to assist in the investigations.
Hew came under scrutiny over his 164-page comic book, co-produced with another artist.
This is after news that 2,500 copies of the book had been distributed to school libraries as reference material.-The Star