Zahid: Full brunt of law to be used against Sarawak Report

Zahid: Full brunt of law to be used against Sarawak Report

The full brunt of the law will be used against Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown and over "evil" means to discredit Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said that police would initiate investigations under Section 124 of the Penal Code against the website for intent to topple the Government.

When asked about a leaked video where Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin spoke about a conversation between him and Najib, Dr Ahmad Zahid and Khalid did not comment on the former deputy prime minister claims, but both said he would not be investigated.

Zahid also said that Muhyiddin's comments in the video were made in a private setting.

"I spoke to him myself ... he said as Umno deputy president, he will support the party. He is with the party and Government," he said.

When pressed further, Dr Ahmad Zahid said; "anyone in that situation will say anything. We have to respect the situation".

Khalid said it was not an offence to "say that someone had some money put into his account".

On Sarawak Report and its report on a supposed arrest warrant for Najib, Khalid said there was no need to bring the former Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail in for questioning.

"The current A-G has already made a statement, so why must I ask the former A-G?

"But the actions of Sarawak Report's Clare has violated several laws. So a police report has been lodged and we will investigate her baseless allegations," he said.

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