KUALA LUMPUR: An article by blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin on the wife of Attorney General Tan Sri Apandi Ali, Puan Sri Faridah Begum Abdullah, has prompted her to lodge a police report.
The report was lodged on Feb 13 at the Desa Sri Hartamas police station over a a series of article by Raja Petra alleging that the AG’s decision-making process was influenced by outsiders.
“I am lodging a police report based on an article that Raja Petra Kamaruddin wrote on me. Any more than that I can’t say; I am leaving the matter to the police,” she was quoted as saying.
Kuala Lumpur CID chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Rusdi Mohd Isa confirmed receiving the report, saying police were investigating the report.
SAC Rusdi said statements might need to be recorded from witnesses should there be a need to, adding that the Classified Criminal Investigation Unit of Bukit Aman is investigating the case under Section 500 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
Yesterday, Pertubuhan Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) submitted 40 additional documents to facilitate police investigations into the finances of news portal The Malaysian Insight (TMI).
Faridah’s brother Jahabar Sadiq is TMI’s chief executive officer and editor.
On Feb 4, the group lodged a report alleging the the news portal had received foreign funding to topple the government.