- Najib may be slapped with at least 100 charges
- Umno still has friends in high places – in the Finance Ministry, MACC, police
- Zahid may face charges
Following the police report Fahmi Fadzil lodged on Monday (Oct 1) over the new sodomy allegation by Umno supreme council member Lokman Noor Adam against Anwar, three more reports had been lodged by individuals from several states.
Fahmi, PKR’s strategic communications chief, said Lokman is expected to be called in by the police for questioning.
This morning, Lokman was at the Federal Police Commercial Crimes Investigations Department (CCID) headquarters at Menara KPJ, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
He was there with a small entourage to support embattled former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who was summoned by the CCID to assist with investigations.
Speaking to reporters, the pro-Umno NGO Pemantau Malaysia Baru president said Najib might be slapped with at least 100 charges.
“They have 32 charges. I heard they plan to charge him with at least 100.”
When asked about his sources, Lokman said he used to be the Finance Ministry’s communications director.
“So we still have our friends there (in the Finance Ministry), we still have our friends in the MACC and police,” Lokman said.
“This is how they stop Najib from speaking up. At this moment, he is one of the most vocal in criticising Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and (Prime Minister) Dr Mahathir Mohamad regarding the economic policies,” he was quoted as saying by The Star.
In addition, Lokman said former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi may face court charges.
On July 2, Zahid, who is also Umno president, was grilled by the MACC for nine hours over his claim of meeting the Saudi royal family member who purportedly donated RM2.6 billion to Najib.
Contrary to Najib’s claim, investigators, including the US Department of Justice (DOJ), allege that the sum originated from 1MDB.
Meanwhile, Fahmi said another allegation was being circulated on social media, claiming that Anwar stashed millions of ringgit in an offshore account.
Fahmi said he would not hesitate taking action against malicious false allegations by either lodging a report with the police or the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).