KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) today confirmed it has commenced investigations over PAS’ Baling MP Hassan Saad’s remarks portraying PKR president and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as an agent of Zionist Israel.
PDRM secretary Datuk Noorsiah Saaduddin said the matter is being investigated under Section 504 and Section 500 of the Penal Code for defamation and intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace respectively.
She also said the case is being probed under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for improper use of network facilities.
“PDRM confirms it has received reports on the accusations by Hassan against prime minister Anwar as an agent of Zionist Israel.
“The investigation is being handled by Bukit Aman’s classified criminal investigation unit, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and the CID’s Prosecution and Law Divisions,” she said in a statement here.
The allegation was made in a viral recording of a woman claiming that there was “Israeli influence” in Anwar’s appointment as prime minister.
In the recording, a woman is heard claiming that Baling MP Hassan Saad had told her after the general election that PAS had secured enough votes to form the government.
The woman claimed that Anwar had “contacted Israel and foreign powers” to interfere in the matter.