Watch your mouth, Razali tells Fahmi over accusations against Muhyiddin

(NST) – Bersatu information chief Datuk Razali Idris has slammed Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil for accusing his party president of spreading fake news over the constitutional challenge against Kelantan state laws.

In a Facebook post, Razali said Fahmi should “watch his mouth” over such accusations against Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

“Watch your mouth. Don’t simply accuse. Who are you Fahmi? (You are) only being brave because (you) have held a ministerial post for a year.

“Muhyiddin is a former prime minister, former deputy prime minister, former menteri besar and has also held several positions in the cabinet.”

Razali said firm and courageous statements in defence of the law and Islam will never be taken lightly and that Fahmi should instead be accused of leaking information regarding the Pardons Board’s decision on former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“It’s actually Fahmi who should be accused and held accountable for how information about the Pardons Board’s decision on Najib was leaked and published early by the Singapore media.

“I strongly recommend the establishment of an inquiry or tribunal, and summoning the communications minister to answer for the leakage of state secrets.”

Razali said it was clear that this was an element of a serious offence related to national secrets and that Fahmi must take responsibility and resign immediately.

Yesterday, Fahmi said Muhyiddin’s statement regarding the Federal Court’s decision to nullify 16 provisions under the Kelantan Syariah Criminal Code (1) Enactment 2019, was fake news.

He said this in response to Muhyiddin’s claims that with the ruling, some acts which were against Islamic law would no longer be offences in the state.

On Friday, the Federal Court, in an 8:1 majority decision, ruled that 16 provisions of offences under the Kelantan Syariah Criminal Code Enactment (1) 2019, were null and void.

The decision was delivered by Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, who led a panel of nine judges, after allowing the application of Nik Elin Zurina Nik Abdul Rashid, who is from Kelantan, and her daughter, Tengku Yasmin Nastasha Abdul Rahman, to challenge the constitutionality and legality of the provisions.