Abdul Rahman lodges police report over Dubai Move

PETALING JAYA: The so-called Dubai Move to topple the government is becoming a heated subject with an Umno deputy minister and a former prime minister distancing themselves from the alleged plot.

Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Mohamad has lodged a police report against a YouTuber for accusing him of colluding with a group of MPs in Dubai in a bid to oust the government.

“I would like to state that this act is a malicious accusation deliberately to create a polemic and intentionally to cause uneasiness among the people,” he said.

In a statement, Abdul Rahman maintained that he had not been away from the country in the last few weeks, adding that he attended programmes and met the people at his constituency.

“Although it was the year end, I am ready to serve the people and remain vigilant due to concerns about floods in Lipis,” said Abdul Rahman, who is Lipis MP.

The Dubai Move became a talking point when Community Communications Department (J-Kom) deputy director-general Datuk Ismail Yusop told a Malay daily of such a plot being organised by Perikatan Nasional leaders and government backbenchers who were vacationing in the United Arab Emirates.

According to Ismail, a meeting took place during the visit to assign specific tasks to “agents” responsible for identifying MPs who may want to switch their support to the Opposition.

He spoke about the Perikatan leaders’ Dubai holiday and of political leaders who were dissatisfied with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s leadership and the Madani government.

Yesterday, Abdul Rahman said in his statement that legal action would be taken against the YouTube channel, which has used social media as a means of incitement.

He said that he wanted to clear his name and ensure that such accusations would not recur.

The individual had attempted to link him as among those involved with the Dubai Move, he said.

He said that such malicious accusations against Barisan Nasional leaders should not occur at a time when the unity government currently had a two-third majority support in the Dewan Rakyat, forming a strong and stable government.

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