‘Ask Raja Petra’, says Hamzah on leaked Ismail-Muhyiddin agreement
Hamzah Zainudin has sidestepped queries on the authenticity of an alleged agreement between Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Perikatan Nasional chairman Muhyiddin Yassin leaked by blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin.
(FMT) – According to the leaked document, the prime minister had purportedly agreed to expedite the criminal court cases of former prime minister Najib Razak and Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
“You want to know if the letter is real? Why don’t you ask Raja Petra, he is the one who leaked the letter,” the PN secretary-general told reporters after being asked to confirm the authenticity of the letter.
Copies of the letter, containing 10 points, made their rounds in July. However, points 7, 8, and 9 were redacted.
Former Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Adam recently landed himself in hot water by posting a video on Facebook where he revealed the alleged contents of the redacted points.
He also claimed that, based on the letter, Ismail agreed to retain Attorney-General Idrus Harun. Idrus was appointed AG after Muhyiddin took office as the eighth prime minister.
Lokman added that Ismail had agreed to maintain the Cabinet team, in addition to retaining Bersatu and PAS leaders sitting at government-linked companies.
Malaysiakini reported that the Umno man had also urged his party to take disciplinary action against the prime minister, who is a party vice-president.
Lokman was charged in the Kuala Lumpur sessions court earlier today on two counts of making offensive posts on the prime minister .
The 49-year-old pleaded not guilty to the charges read to him before judge Nor Hasniah Ab Razak, framed under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
The section carries a penalty of a maximum one-year imprisonment or RM50,000 fine, or both, upon conviction.
Nor Hasniah granted bail of RM8,000 for each charge and imposed a gag order on Lokman. The court fixed Sept 26 for case mention.