LHDN raid on Hamzah’s home politically motivated, claims Muhyiddin

PETALING JAYA: The alleged raid by the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) at the residence of Perikatan Nasional secretary-general Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin was politically motivated, claims Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

“There is no other reason (for the raid). It is also as if the focus is only on PAS, Bersatu and others.

“Just like my case, these are all politically motivated, I hope it will be stopped,” the former premier was quoted as saying by Sinar Harian when meeting the press after launching the Perikatan Penang Convention on Saturday (June 17).

The Perikatan chairman said in democracy, everyone has a right to do anything as long as the action does not go against the law.

On Friday (June 16), Hamzah dismissed reports that his residence was raided by the LHDN on Tuesday (June 13).

He said the news reports on his residence being raided was “slander” and planned to take legal action against those who were involved in spreading the information.

The Opposition leader also claimed the reports were part of a move to slander Perikatan leaders and that he has evidence to prove it.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said, on Friday (June 16), that he was not notified of LHDN's raid on Hamzah's residence.

Anwar said the raid by LHDN officers was an agency matter as an investigative body.

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