Bukit Aman records Anwar’s statements


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 18 Oct 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman has taken statements from Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on several issues including the circulation of a list of 121 names of MPs allegedly backing him for the premiership.

Federal CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed said Anwar came to Bukit Aman on Friday to have his statement taken by the CID Special Investigations Unit.

“He was questioned regarding investigations into the circulation of 121 MPs’ names supporting him which was published on an online portal.

“The investigations are classified under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for circulating statements with intent to cause public alarm or induce the public to commit offence against the state and sharing offensive or menacing content, ” he said in a statement.

He said 113 police reports had been received, including complaints from MPs denying that they supported him.

“The allegations were vastly circulated in the media, causing unhealthy speculation, ” he added.

He said police also took statements from Anwar on five other cases.

These included the statement made alleging that the government led by the Prime Minister had fallen due to a lack of majority support in the Dewan Rakyat, sodomy claims and statutory declaration made by Aidil Azim Abu Adam, and a speech alleging that gambling dens were operating during the movement control order, he added.

Comm Huzir said they also took his statement on a speech alleging that 6.7 million foreigners were in Malaysia as well as remarks made at a press conference about him handing over some documents to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

He said Anwar’s lawyer Ramkarpal Singh Deo and political secretary Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak were present at Bukit Aman as well.

“The investigations were conducted professionally and without any political pressure, ” he said.

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