KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry confirmed that the police have not received any report relating to the allegation of bait elements, shares and threats following several Members of Parliament supporting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Its Minister, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said, for the offence involving threat or element of fear in a criminal way, the police will investigate under Section 506 Penal Code (574 Act).
“For the case involving bait elements or shares is under the jurisdiction and investigation of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) under the MACC Act 2009, Section 17 (b) that is offence giving bribe or Section 16 and 17 (a) that is demanding and receiving bribe,” Saifuddin said in Dewan Rakyat today (Tuesday).
Saifuddin said that in his reply to Batu Pahat Member of Parliament, Onn Abu Bakar who asked him to state the number of police reports lodged relating to the allegation of elements of bait, shares and threat following several Members of Parliament supporting Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Saifuddin added, based on the official statement made by the Member of Parliament involved, it was clear that there was no element of pressure, force or threat to make them express their support to the government and the Prime Minister.
However, he stressed that several media continue to report that it seems certain individuals have approached several Members of Parliament from Perikatan Nasional (PN) convincing them to support the Prime Minister and in return will help them in their parliamentary area.-Malaysia World News