Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Police to call up Zahid, Anwar over audio clip

Top cop says investigating officers are waiting for the right time to do so.

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The police will record the statements of Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and PKR president Anwar Ibrahim in connection with a recent audio clip which purportedly contains a conversation between the two leaders, Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador said today.

He said investigating officers were waiting for the right time to call them up to record their statements.

“If they think they have been victimised or slandered, they should come forward to lodge reports. An investigation can be opened from this angle,” he told reporters in Klang today.

Hamid said members of the public were also welcome to lodge police reports if they felt distressed by the audio clip, which has gone viral on social media.

He said an investigation paper had been opened and a copy of the audio recording had been sent to a forensic laboratory to determine its authenticity.

However, he could not say how long the laboratory analysis on the audio clip would take.

“The findings of the analysis will be sent to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for it to classify any offence that may have been committed.

“In whatever case, we will try to settle the matter quickly so that investigation can be speeded up,” he added.

The audio clip contains a conversation between two individuals whose voices resemble those of Zahid and Anwar, discussing matters related to the Umno general assembly last month.

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