IPOH: A non-governmental organisation (NGO) has urged the police to investigate an audio clip alleging that an assistant to a Perak executive council member tried to "kaotim" or settle a case with a police officer.
PRO 98 Reformis Perak secretary Sazali Samsudin said the police need to investigate the matter as their integrity was also being called into question.
Sazali said the NGO had lodged a police report on Monday (Aug 26) over the matter based on a news article that was published online on Aug 15.
"The audio clip has gone viral.
"The new article was entitled 'Exco Perak nafi audio cuba kautim polis, SPRM' (Perak exco denies audio trying to settle police, MACC)," he said near the district police station here.
"It will also give a bad perception towards the Pakatan Harapan government, which goes against its principle of upholding integrity," he said.
"Our report is also for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to clear their name as it is alleged in the audio clip that the case has been settled," he added.
In the news article, state Public Amenities, Infrastructure, Agriculture and Plantation Committee chairman Abdul Yunus Jamhari had denied the authenticity of the audio clip, calling it fake.
He had been accused of trying to get kickbacks from two companies that were trying to apply for land in Kerian.
It was reported last month that Parit Buntar PKR committee member Beh Yong Kean had lodged a police report on the matter, accusing Abdul Yunus of leaking minutes from a state exco meeting.
Sazali said the police have been urged to call up Abdul Yunus's assistant to confirm whether the voice in the audio clip was his or not.
"We also urge Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu to put Abdul Yunus on leave from his state duties so the police and MACC investigations are not affected," he said.
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