KUALA LUMPUR: Police reports have been lodged against MPs Lim Guan Eng and Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman as well as Syed Saddiq’s lawyer for making comments on their ongoing trials.
“I confirm that police reports have been lodged. We will refer the matter to the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) for further action,” said Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim.
It is learnt that the police reports were lodged at the Putrajaya police station.
The report against Lim was based on a news article in which he was quoted as saying that the testimony of a witness in his corruption trial was made up and was part of a political conspiracy.
Lim, the former Penang chief minister, is on trial on charges of using his position to ask for a 10% cut of the profits from a proposed RM6.3bil undersea tunnel project in the state.
He is also accused of accepting RM3.3mil in kickbacks from a businessman, and for causing two lots of land worth RM208.8mil owned by the Penang government to be disposed of by the developer linked to the undersea tunnel project.
The report lodged against Syed Saddiq and his lawyer said the lawyer had claimed in a YouTube video that the charges against his client were politically motivated.
The complainant reportedly said the lawyer’s comments could interfere with the judicial process as the trial had yet to begin at the time.
Syed Saddiq, who is Muar MP, was formerly youth and sports minister and Bersatu youth leader.
He is on trial on four charges of criminal breach of trust, misappropriation of funds, and laundering more than RM1mil belonging to Bersatu’s youth wing.