Bukit Aman calls up Anwar over the list of MPs supporting him

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (The Star)

By S. Harrish

THE police will be recording PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s statement over a leaked list of 121 MPs who purportedly support him as the next prime minister.

Bukit Aman CID chief Datuk Huzir Mohamed said police investigations into the matter began after Umno’s Jerantut MP Datuk Ahmad Nazlan Idris lodged a police report last Friday over the matter.

“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,” he said, adding that six police reports have been lodged over the issue.

In his statement, Huzir said Anwar was supposed to be in Bukit Aman at 11am today but his private secretary said Anwar will only be able to come tomorrow at 9am.

“We have now postponed it to another date,” he said.

Huzir told the public not to be taken in by such news, and not to share unverified information.

“Police will not hesitate to take action against those who spread news that is fake and confuses the public,” he added.

Anwar and his wife, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail are scheduled for an audience with the King tomorrow, where he is expected to show that he has enough support from MPs in the Dewan Rakyat to form a new government.