Cops take Muhyiddin’s statement over ‘Malays lost power’ claim

Police are investigating the PN chairman over remarks he made on the campaign trail for the Simpang Jeram by-election.

(FMT) – Former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin gave a statement to the police again today, this time over an allegation he made on the campaign trail for the Simpang Jeram by-election.

Campaigning at a ceramah on Sept 3, the Perikatan Nasional chairman allegedly claimed that the Malays have “lost power”.

According to Berita Harian, Bukit Aman criminal investigation department director Shuhaily Zain confirmed that the Bersatu president and Pagoh MP had his statement recorded this morning.

Muhyiddin reportedly arrived at the Malaysian Investment Development Authority’s (Mida) office in Kuala Lumpur at about 9.15am to give his statement.

Investigations against him are being conducted by the classified crime investigation unit under Section 4(A) of the Election Offences Act and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

Previously, deputy Inspector-General of Police Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said there were two investigation papers opened against Muhyiddin following statements he made on “fatwas” and the Malays losing power.

Muhyiddin had given a statement to the police last week.