Investigation papers on alleged plan to topple unity govt handed over to AGC, Parliament told

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have handed the investigation papers to the Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) regarding reports of a group of parties, including lawmakers, allegedly planning to overthrow the unity government.

In a written reply, Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said the police conducted investigations based on two reports filed against two Perikatan Nasional leaders.

"Both investigation papers have been handed to the AG's office for further instructions," he added.

He said this in response to a question from RSN Rayer (PH-Jelutong) who asked the government to state its actions against parties, including MPs, who are allegedly actively involved in plotting to overthrow the unity government and making seditious and treacherous statements.

The duo in question are, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim (PN-Arau) and PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang (PN-Marang).

Shahidan was investigated under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for his statement regarding plans to topple the government led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Abdul Hadi, meanwhile, is currently being investigated under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 regarding his statements recorded in a video concerning his alleged attempts to overthrow the existing government through the country's democratic system.

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