Perak Amanah Youth lodges police report against Khairul Azwan

Modified 4 Aug 2016, 9:28 am

Perak Amanah Youth today lodged a police report against Umno Youth vice-chief Khairul Azwan Harun over his allegedly false report on a conspiracy against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

The report was lodged by Perak Amanah Youth secretary Safarizal Saleh at the Ipoh district station this morning.

Perak Amanah Youth in its report urged the police to investigate Khairul Azwan over his claims against former attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail, former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Abu Kassim Mohamed and former Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz.

Khairul Azwan had said the three were involved in a plot to topple Najib and the government.

In a statement, Perak Amanah Youth acting deputy chief Hasnul Zulkarnain Abd Munaim reiterated the view that Khairul Azwan could be investigated under Section 182 of the Penal Code for making a false police report.

“We also believe that the police report and subsequent statements by Khairul Azwan on the alleged plot to topple the prime minister is tantamount to criminal defamation under Section 499 of the Penal Code,” he said.

Hasnul Zulkarnain also urged the public prosecutor to lodge a complaint under Section 131 of the Criminal Procedure Code over the alleged defamatory statements against public servants.

Amanah Youth chief Sany Hamzan, meanwhile, said that the wing would mobilise all of its state chapters to lodge similar police reports against Khairul Azwan.

“Amanah Youth also supports any move by the ‘three Tan Sri’ named in Khairul Azwan’s report to lodge their own police report against him for criminal defamation, taking into account the serious allegations that could have seen them being investigated or charged with being a threat to national security,” he said.

Inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar had on Tuesday said police will not investigate Khairul Azwan’s report as it was made based on assumptions.

He added that Khairul Azwan would not be investigated for lodging the report, as it did not constitute a false report.

Meanwhile, Khairul Azwan yesterday said he considered that his report had successfully foiled an “attempt” to topple the prime minister.

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