Anwar's cases being investigated professionally without political pressure — police

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KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 17): Investigations into the cases involving opposition leader and PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim are being carried out professionally without any political pressure or instructions from any party, the police said today.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (JSJK) director Datuk Huzir Mohamed called on all parties to give the police space to conduct a transparent and fair investigation.

“Stern action will be taken against those who deliberately threaten public order and security," he said in a statement today.

Huzir said the Port Dickson Member of Parliament's (MP) statement, recorded at the Classified Criminal Investigations Department (USJT) in Bukit Aman, is in connection with the alleged dissemination of a list of 121 MPs who allegedly support him.

The case has been classified under Section 505 (b) of the Penal Code (committing public treason with intent to cause fear to the public) and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for sharing or dissemination of false, obscene and threatening content. 

To date, a total of 113 police reports had been received, including those from MPs who had denied supporting Anwar, Huzir said. 

“The allegation has spread on mass media to the point of triggering unhealthy speculation.

“The dissemination of statements on websites is done with the intention of causing fear or intimidation to the public to induce them into committing offences against the country or public order," he said.

Besides the dissemination of the list of names, there are also five other cases, including Anwar’s statement that the prime minister-led government has fallen after losing majority support from Dewan Rakyat members

The other four are for a sodomy case and a statutory declaration by Aidil Azim Abu Adam, a video of a speech alleging gambling outlets were operating during the movement control order (MCO) period, a video of a speech claiming there are 6.7 illegal immigrants in Malaysia and a media conference held after presenting documents to Yang di-Pertuan Agong.