Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Home ministry to check authenticity of leaked phone call clip

Hamzah Zainudin says his ministry will investigate all reports received.

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The home ministry will look into the authenticity of the audio recording and details of an alleged conversation between Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and PKR president Anwar Ibrahim that was recently leaked.

Its minister Hamzah Zainudin said the ministry will investigate all reports it has received.

“Of course we (the ministry) will investigate all reports handed to us. Firstly we will look into its authenticity and what was said.

“If there was no conversation, then it means the story that was spun is slander,” he said at a media conference yesterday.

Hamzah also said he had heard the audio recording of the conversation and what had been discussed.

“There are two things here: firstly, the conversation and is it real, and secondly what was said in the conversation. Am I right?” he said.

On Wednesday, Zahid denied the conversation with Anwar as contained in the leaked audio recording and said his officer would lodge a police report immediately to enable an investigation to identify the culprit behind the recording.

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