Wan Fayshal mocks Guan Eng over DAP’s new affinity for police reports

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Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — DAP leaders such as Lim Guan Eng now appeared fine with lodging police reports against political rivals despite previously complaining about using law enforcement for such matters, Bersatu’s Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal said today.

After the former finance minister alleged earlier today that the Bersatu Youth chief may have broken the law by filing a “false report” against him and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Wan Ahmad Fayshal said Malaysians could see the change now that DAP and its allies were in power.

“Not long ago, DAP often criticised Umno as a party of bandits who used their power as the government to oppress rival parties.

“DAP has embraced Umno now and it’s their turn to use their position in the government to persecute the leaders of Bersatu/Perikatan Nasional,” he said in a Facebook post today.

Wan Ahmad Fayshal also said he would not be cowed into keeping quiet and would continue to defend his party leader Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Earlier today, Lim suggested that Wan Ahmad Fayshal violated Section 182 of the Penal Code by allegedly lodging a false report to the police claiming he and Anwar lied about Yayasan AlBukhary’s tax exemption.

On Tuesday, Anwar told Parliament that Lim did not withdraw Yayasan AlBukhary’s tax exemption as a charity organisation as Muhyiddin previously claimed.

Lim then lodged a report at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters on Thursday to accuse Muhyiddin of criminal defamation over the claim.

Yesterday, Wan Ahmad Fayshal went to the same police headquarters to formally accuse Lim and Anwar of lying, citing Anwar’s remarks in Parliament that a prime minister had no authority over the tax status of charity organisations.

Earlier this month, Muhyiddin was charged with seven counts of abuse and money laundering involving Yayasan AlBukhary’s tax exemption as well as the Jana Wibawa scheme introduced when he was the PM to spur the nation’s economic recovery post Covid-19 pandemic.