Zahid: Sarawak Report has evil intent

Zahid: Sarawak Report has evil intent
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KUALA LUMPUR - Whistleblower website Sarawak Report is "evil", says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Ha­­midi (pic).

The Deputy Prime Minister's re­­tort comes after the site published a supposed leaked draft charge sheet against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, which has since been denied by the newly appointed Attorney-General Tan Sri Moha­­med Apandi Ali.

Speaking to reporters, Ahmad Za­­hid and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar vowed that action would be taken against Sarawak Re­­­port editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown over the latest article.

Ahmad Zahid called the article as having intent to create a negative perception of the country's leader.

"I want to deny this supposed document or summons or arrest warrant and charging by the A-G's Chamber.

"I leave it to the Malaysian Com­­mu­­nication and Multimedia Com­­mission to take the necessary action against Sarawak Report, which is really evil for trying to implicate Najib," he said.

Though no word on whether an investigation had begun on the supposed revelation, Khalid called the article baseless and said Rewcastle-Brown faced charges under Section 124 of the Penal Code for activities detrimental to parliamentary de­­mo­­­cracy.

"We have our ways of getting her. Maybe you should invite her back," Khalid said when a Malaysiakini reporter asked how the police were going to extradite the editor from London.

Responding to Khalid, Rewcastle-Brown said: "My site is banned, yet they attack me for 'seditious comments' they have made impossible and they have banned my entry, but want me to pop by to get arrested?"

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