KUALA LUMPUR – Umno Supreme Council Member Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said on Saturday said there was a high-level conspiracy to topple Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in what would have been a coup against democratic process and the decision of the people at the last general election.
Azalina, who is also Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said former Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin had said he was briefed by the former Attorney-general Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail when both were in office yesterday, about alleged criminal “proof” against the Prime Minister.?
She said a sitting Attorney General privately briefing and sharing classified legal information with Muhyiddin, a member of Cabinet and UMNO member, who clearly had vested interests, was unethical.
“The fact that a sitting Attorney General was privately briefing and sharing classified legal information with (Tan Sri) Muhyiddin, a member of Cabinet and UMNO member who clearly had vested interests, is not only unethical but also a breach of the Official Secrets Act,” she said in a statement to media yesterday.
Azalina said Muhyiddin was not only in breach of the Official Secrets Act, but was also complicit in a politically-motivated conspiracy to manipulate and abuse our legal system in order to overthrow a democratically elected Prime Minister.
Based on his statement Muhyiddin was also indirectly questioning the credibility of the current Attorney General and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), she said.
Azalina said AG Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali on January 26, 2016 cleared the Prime Minister of any wrongdoing regarding the donations.
“So if any quarters are not in agreement with the AG’s action in handling a prosecution, they do not have any basis to challenge it, it is important to note that the AG’s decision was made after a detailed investigation from all angles on the report submitted by MACC,” she said.
Azalina questioned why only now Muhyiddin was making such a confession, just after he was suspended as the deputy president.
“Can his act be seen as abetting since he claims to have information on an alleged criminal act, but did not report to the authorities until today,” she added.