Hadi: I didn’t call Anwar an agent of Israel


ROMPIN: PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang denies labelling Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim an agent of Israel.

“Who said that? I didn’t say that,” Abdul Hadi told a press conference in Rompin on Tuesday (Nov 29) night.

“Bukit Aman knows whether I said it or not. I think Bukit Aman records (my ceramah) and they read my statements.

“Whether I said it or not, it’s up to them (Bukit Aman),” Abdul Hadi added.

The Marang MP also said he was called up to Bukit Aman several times and he has no problems being questioned again.

Abdul Hadi said he was open to being probed by the police but had yet to be called.

On Monday (Nov 28), Abdul Hadi said he was prepared to be questioned by Bukit Aman in response to Pakatan Harapan communications director Fahmi Fadzil, who challenged PAS to lodge a police report over claims that DAP is promoting Islamophobia.

On Tuesday (Nov 29), Bukit Aman had earlier said Abdul Hadi was being investigated for remarks against the Prime Minister.

Hours later, the police retracted the statement, saying that it was Baling MP Hassan Saad who was being investigated instead, for allegedly calling Anwar an agent of Israel.

The police said reports have been lodged against the PAS MP and the probe will be carried out by the CID Special Investigations Unit.

The case has been classified under Section 504 and Section 500 of the Penal Code for intentionally insulting and provoking any person and defamation, respectively.

Hassan would also be investigated for the misuse of networking facilities under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.

In an audio clip posted on Twitter, an unidentified woman with a northern dialect claimed that Hassan had made the allegations concerning Anwar and Israel.

According to an English daily, Hassan had denied any involvement in the viral audio recording.

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