The eldest daughter of Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi launched a scathing attack against activist Badrul Hisham Shaharin last night, just hours after he was taken into custody by the police outside the PAS headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.
Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid said Badrul, better known as Chegubard, had not responded to a police investigation on a report she had lodged over a claim that she owned a RM20 million house in Kajang, Selangor.
Police had called her for her statement on Wednesday.
"I asked the investigating officer, 'What is the status of the report, sir?'
"He said the investigation is still incomplete as long as Chegubard does not come to give a statement and that he had not answered calls or WhatsApp as of around 3pm on Sept 12, 2023," she wrote on Facebook.
Badrul had earlier responded to Nurul's taunts on Facebook.
"Are you that busy? Please cooperate. Or are you only bold on social media?" she had asked in a post accompanied by a photograph of her before the investigating officer.
In his response, Badrul said that as the daughter of the deputy prime minister, Nurul would have access to police investigations.
The former PKR man said he had returned a call by the police on Wednesday but was told by the investigating officer that he would be contacted later.
Nurul said she was waiting for a complete report from the police in order to initiate legal action against Badrul.
Last night, police arrested Badrul outside the PAS headquarters, where he was attending a meeting with the organisers of the "Save Malaysia" gathering to protest the decision by the Attorney-General's Chambers to halt Zahid's trial on 47 corruption charges.
Police, however, denied that the arrest was linked to the protest, saying it was due to Badrul's remarks on a territorial issue between Malaysia and Indonesia.
Badrul, a key organiser of the protest, had earlier told the press that an important announcement would be made ahead of the gathering, which is expected to take place in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur, tomorrow afternoon.
Police have questioned several opposition politicians over the gathering, including Pasir Mas MP Ahmad Fadhli Shaari, Machang MP Wan Ahmad Fayshal Wan Ahmad Kamal, and Gombak Setia assemblyman Hilman Idham.
Rights groups and lawyers, meanwhile, have accused police and government leaders of intimidation and urged the authorities to allow the gathering.