PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s impending interview with the police has been delayed to a later date, says Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed.
The Bukit Aman CID director said police had initially called up the Port Dickson MP to come for questioning at 11am on Monday (Oct 12) in connection with police reports lodged on the list of MPs that supported him as premier.
“However, we were informed by his private secretary that he could only do so at 9am on Tuesday (Oct 13).
“Thus, we have delayed the recording of his statement to a later date that will be determined later,” he said in a statement Monday.
Huzir said the police are investigating the case concerning the spread on social media of a list of 121 MPs who supposedly supported Anwar in his bid to take over Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s government.
“We have received six police reports regarding the matter, starting with a report lodged by the Jerantut MP on Oct 8.
“It is being looked into under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code with the intent to cause fear and alarm to the public, and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for the sharing of offensive or menacing content,” Huzir said.
The Jerantut MP is Datuk Ahmad Nazlan Idris.
Huzir reminded the public not to be alarmed by the spread of the news on the list of MPs.
“We urge all the parties involved not to spread news that has not been verified.
“We will not hesitate to take action against any party that spreads fake news or unverified news that could confuse the people,” he added.