A total of 12 police reports have been lodged against Datuk Nasir Safar, special officer to the Prime Minister, for allegedly uttering racist remarks.
Federal Criminal Investigations Department director Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin said the police reports were lodged throughout the country and police have begun investigations.
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said the case was being investigated under the Sedition Act.
He said that it did not matter how many police reports were lodged nationwide, police would still only conduct one investigation.
“Since the words were uttered in Malacca, the police there would be responsible for conducting the investigations,” he said.
Nasir made the remarks during a 1Malaysia seminar at the Malacca International Trade Centre.
The statements were supposedly made when he was making references to the demands made by the Indian and Chinese communities with regard to certain government education policies.
Several MIC and MCA delegates in attendance during the seminar stormed out of the hall in protest.