Police have called in Muhammed Yusoff Rawther, the former research assistant for Anwar Ibrahim, as the Attorney-General’s Chambers reopen an investigation into a report lodged against an aide to the PKR leader last year.
FMT has also learnt that police have been asked to submit investigation papers to the AGC today once they have completed taking statements from Yusoff.
It is understood that the fresh investigation on Anwar’s political secretary Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak is carried out under Section 506 and Section 323 of the Penal Code, related to the offences of criminal intimidation and causing hurt.
“The investigation is being given top priority, and (Attorney-General) Tommy Thomas wants the investigation papers to be submitted in Putrajaya today, without delay,” an insider with knowledge on the matter told FMT.
The source said there were “probably concerns” that certain political figures could have influenced earlier investigations.
“Some very senior officers have been tasked to handle the case.”
The latest development comes just three weeks after Yusoff questioned police’s silence over his police report last year against Farhash, who is also the Perak PKR chairman.
In his police report in May last year, Yusoff said Farhash had assaulted him at a bungalow used by Anwar as his office, causing injuries to his shoulder.
A medical report from Pantai Hospital stated that he had injuries and a tear to his shoulder, which required a surgery that would cost RM40,000.
Farhash has denied the accusations.
Last month, Yusoff said he was informed by the investigating officer for the case that the deputy public prosecutor (DPP) decided there was no case against Farhash.
Yusoff has filed a civil suit against Farhash in September, seeking compensation for his injuries. Farhash has also filed a defamation suit against Yusoff.
Yusoff has separately accused Anwar of sexual assault, but the AGC last month ruled that there was not enough evidence to bring charges against the PKR president, who has been named by Pakatan Harapan as the successor to Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
The coalition’s top leaders are expected to meet to announce a date of the power transition tomorrow. – FMT