A police report has been lodged against former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin for revealing “government secrets” pertaining to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)
Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) president Azwanddin Hamzah in his report cited how Muhyiddin had allegedly done so in two instances – this week in Parliament, and earlier this month in a ceramah.
“He has gone against the Official Secrets Act (OSA) as all documents that have been classified must remain secret,” said Azwanddin in his report, a copy of which was obtained by Malaysiakini.
Azwanddin said Muhyiddin’s actions must be viewed seriously as they were tantamount to “inciting the rakyat”.
In a video clip uploaded by KiniTV, Azwanddin however conceded that action might not be taken against Muhyiddin as he had made some of the remarks in Parliament.
Today’s police report comes after Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia said that Muhyiddin as well as fellow former cabinet member Husni Hanadzlah may have broken their oaths of secrecy when debating Budget 2017 in Parliament.
"What I heard the other day, is that the cabinet's decision had not been carried out. That is (secret) cabinet information,” Pandikar had said.
Muhyiddin in his speech had highlighted how the cabinet was not consulted on the formation of 1MDB, and was kept in the dark about its finances until the scandal broke out.
Meanwhile, citing Muhyiddin’s speech in a ceramah on Oct 1 in Terengganu, Azwanddin said his remarks were a crime under Section 499 of the Penal Code for defamation.
“The remarks were aimed to threaten Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s reputation,” said Azwanddin.
Muhyiddin during the ceramah had claimed that former attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail had confronted Najib about the money in the latter's personal bank accounts.
This was specifically on the RM42 million in Najib's personal bank accounts which was the subject of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation.
There were multiple deposits into Najib's personal bank accounts, but the MACC had only zoomed in on funds originating from SRC International Ltd, a former subsidiary of 1MDB.