The police have opened an investigation paper against Muhyiddin Yassin for allegedly claiming that it is "haram" (sinful) to vote for Pakatan Harapan candidate Suhaizan Kaiat in the Pulai Parliamentary by-election this Saturday.
Inspector-General of Police Razarudin Husain said the Perikatan Nasional chairman was being investigated under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code for allegedly issuing a statement creating public fear and anxiety and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
He said the Bukit Aman Classified Crime Investigation Unit was conducting the investigation after a police report was lodged against Muhyiddin at a police station in Kuala Lumpur.
"The police will record a statement from him (Muhyiddin) soon," he told Bernama today.
Last Saturday, the Pagoh MP allegedly said at a ceramah in Dataran Utama Kempas, Johor Bahru, that it was "haram to vote for Suhaizan".
The Pulai parliamentary and Simpang Jeram state seats fell vacant following the death of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister Salahuddin Ayub on July 23.
Early voting is tomorrow, and polling is on Sept 9 for both by-elections.