Cops to probe Anwar on his statement to call off Emergency proclamation

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is being investigated by Bukit Aman in connection with his statement calling on the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong to call off the Emergency proclamation.

Perak police chief Comm Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid confirmed receiving a report on the matter.

"The case is being handled by Bukit Aman CID's Special Investigation Unit. We assisted in recording the statement of the one who lodged the report but the case has been referred to Bukit Aman for further action," he said when contacted on Wednesday (Jan 27).

An earlier police report against the Port Dickson MP was lodged in Kuala Lumpur, he added.

"We will leave the investigation to Bukit Aman," Comm Mior said.

Anwar had announced that he intended to legally challenge the Emergency proclamation and also called on MPs to appeal to the King to review his decision.

He has written to all MPs to send a memorandum to Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah calling for the move and for Parliament to convene.

“In the letter, I’ve suggested for all MPs to table an appeal immediately. May this letter obtain the endorsement and wisdom of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to withdraw the Emergency proclamation and subsequently decree a Parliament session to be held before Jan 31 to debate issues on the Emergency, Covid-19 and the economic crisis, ” Anwar said in a statement.

On Jan 12, the King had decreed for the Emergency until Aug 1 or earlier if the number of Covid-19 cases could be effectively cut down and controlled.

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