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Investigation papers on Hadi, Mahathir submitted to AGC, says top cop

Razarudin Husain also says the police will record Perikatan Nasional chairman Muhyiddin Yassin's statement over his alleged 'haram' vote remark.

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Inspector-General of Police Razarudin Husain. Photo: Bernama
Inspector-General of Police Razarudin Husain. Photo: Bernama

The investigation paper (IP) on PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang over his comments on the authority of the pardons board in his speech at the party's headquarters in Muar, Johor, recently has been submitted to the Attortney-General Chambers (AGC), Inspector-General of Police Razarudin Husain said.

He said the police had completed the investigation into the case yesterday, and the IP was submitted this morning.

"We are awaiting further action from the AGC," he told reporters after closing the 4th National Forensic Science Symposium for Law Enforcement 2023 at the PDRM College in Kuala Lumpur today.

Prior to this, Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said that investigations had begun on Hadi under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act and Section 244 of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Act.

It was over Hadi's statement in his ceramah at the PAS party headquarters in Bakri, Muar, last month, where he was alleged to have questioned the power of the Pardons Board.

Meanwhile, on the investigation against former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad over his statement, which allegedly insulted the royal institution, Razarudin said the IP had been submitted to the AGC last Tuesday.

In another development, Razarudin said the investigation against former 1MDB lawyer Jasmine Loo Ai Swan under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing, and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 was still ongoing.

He said that Loo was also investigated under Section 409 of the Penal Code for criminal breach of trust, and the IP had been submitted to the AGC last month.

According to the police on Monday, a total of RM93.2 million in assets have been recovered, including properties and bank accounts belonging to Loo, linked to the misappropriation of 1MDB funds.

Razarudin also said the police had never stopped tracking down fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low.

"As I told you before, the trap never forgets the moth; it's the same as Jasmine Loo. People didn't ask about her whereabouts before, but the police managed to bring her back," he added.

Meanwhile, Razarudin confirmed that the police will call up Perikatan Nasional chairman Muhyiddin Yassin next Tuesday to record his statement regarding the political 'fatwa' issued by him.

Muhyiddin, while campaigning in the Pulai parliamentary by-election recently, was alleged to have said that it was "haram" to vote for a Pakatan Harapan candidate.