Politicians lodged 31 reports concerning ‘Dubai Move’

SHAH ALAM: More than one-third of the police reports lodged in connection with the controversial “Dubai Move” came from politicians, says Bukit Aman CID director.

Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said of the 75 reports received, 31 were lodged by politicians.

He said police were investigating under Section 124C of the Penal Code for attempting to commit activity detrimental to parliamentary democracy.

“We are also looking at network misuse and publishing or circulating any statement, rumour or report with intent to cause fear or alarm to the public or induce the public to commit an offence against the state or against public tranquility,” he said yesterday.

On blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin’s claims that PAS MPs would be arrested under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012, Comm Mohd Shuhaily said his department was examining the statement made in a video on YouTube.

“As of noon today (yesterday), we have yet to receive a report pertaining to this.

“Although there is no report, we are studying the Section (that could be used) to investigate the matter,” he said, adding that Raja Petra’s statement appeared to cause public anxiety.

Last month, Community Communications Department deputy director-general Datuk Ismail Yusop claimed that some Opposition and government leaders on holiday in the United Arab Emirates were planning a plot to topple the unity government.

Following this, several prominent Perikatan Nasional leaders denied their involvement but Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor insisted that the Opposition had obtained enough statutory declarations to form a new government.

In an unrelated case, Comm Mohd Shuhaily confirmed that a policeman, who was initially nabbed for drugs, was also being investigated for threatening his fellow cops from another district.

It is learnt that the suspect, in his 30s, was detained and taken to the Bukit Puchong police station under Section 12(3) of the Dangerous Drugs Act on Jan 8.

There, he allegedly made threats against two police personnel and their family members.

The facts of the case have been circulated on social media and WhatsApp.

Comm Mohd Shuhaily said on this allegation, the suspect is being investigated for criminal intimidation under Section 506 of the Penal Code.

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