Thursday, February 2, 2023

PDRM Investigates Edisi Siasat And Urges Them To Come Forward With Evidence For Corruption Claims

NewsPDRM Investigates Edisi Siasat And Urges Them To Come Forward With Evidence...

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have opened 13 investigation papers against the owner of a Twitter account, @Edisi_SiasatMY after it exposed a series of power abuse and corruption allegations involving high-ranking government officials.

According to Malay Mail, the Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said the allegations claimed about the police force and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission are “sensational” and “fabricated” allegations.

“We’ve opened 13 investigation papers on that Twitter handle and want to find who’s behind it.”

“The news or reports this Twitter handle exposes are mostly made up and for sensationalising the news.” he said.

He also said the case is now being investigated under Section 500 of the Penal Code and the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

Source: Vocket

Meanwhile, the IGP also asked the owner of the Edisi Siasat Twitter account to make a report and provide evidence regarding their allegation that several ministers, ex-ministers and senior officers of enforcement agencies are involved in misappropriation and corruption.

He said the account owner should submit the evidence of his claims, and not just make claims on a social platform without clear proof.

Apart from that, he said the police has opened investigation papers on almost all individuals whom Edisi Siasat claimed to be involved in the misconduct, including senior police officers, have given their testimonies.

“The investigation papers were opened after a senior police officer who was alleged (by the Twitter user) to have been involved in the misappropriation lodged a report, and nearly all of them (officers) have submitted their testimonies, while statements will be recorded from the rest to assist investigations.”

“After we finish recording statements, we will see how true those allegations are.” said Acryl Sani, Bernama reported.

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