Stop intimidation against MPs, Pakatan tells Perikatan govt


  • Nation
  • Monday, 22 Jun 2020

PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan secretariat has urged for all forms of intimidation against lawmakers to stop.

In a joint statement, they said that they view the series of actions against MPs from the Opposition to be a form of intimidation by the Perikatan Nasional government.

"The Pakatan Harapan secretariat has taken note of a series of actions against MPs of the Opposition including those from Pakatan Harapan who have been called by the authorities for questioning, and sometimes these actions are accompanied by media reports that raises certain perceptions against the individuals.

"The secretariat is of the view that these actions are a form of intimidation against political enemies. We strongly condemn these acts of intimidation," they said in a statement on Monday (June 22).

The statement was signed by PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, Parti Amanah Negara communications director Khalid Abdul Samad and DAP organising secretary Anthony Loke

They added that democracy in Malaysia must be "defended and saved from those who want to destroy it for the sake of their personal and political interests".

Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh was recently summoned for questioning by Bukit Aman following a report that her tweet may be seditious.

Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman was also summoned for questioning by the authorities over an interview with Al-Jazeera that was critical of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the Perikatan government.

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