Anwar, Dr Wan Azizah have statement recorded by police over Dataran gathering


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 07 Aug 2021

PETALING JAYA: The police have recorded that statement of Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim over a gathering at Dataran Merdeka on Aug 2 to protest the postponement of the Parliament special sitting.

His lawyer Datuk Sankara Nair said that police officers recorded the statements of both Anwar and his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, and that it was completed around 12.30pm.

“Statements were given and they were professional and both Datuk Seri Anwar and Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah gave their full cooperation.

“Questions were about the gathering at Dataran Merdeka. I believe investigations are still ongoing and several other MPs had been called up previously,” he said when met outside the PKR office here.

He added that the case was being investigated under multiple sections including Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, for the misuse of network or networking facilities.

Previously Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani had said a total of 206 police reports were lodged on the rally attended by Opposition MPs on Aug 2.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim had also said all individuals, including MPs, who were involved in the rally near Dataran Merdeka then will be called up by the cops to assist investigations.

Multiple Opposition MPs have had their statement recorded over the protest, including Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng and Simpang Renggam MP Dr Maszlee Malik.

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