KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on Friday described as malicious a report of the Sarawak Report news portal on the existence of an alleged draft charge sheet against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Saying that the report was intended to create a negative perception of the prime minister, he said he left it to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to undertake an investigation and had instructed the Inspector-General of Police to act on the matter.
“I officially deny the existence of such a document or any letter of authority from the Attorney-General’s Chambers for the arrest and prosecution of the prime minister. The Sarawak Report news is malicious and intended to create a negative perception of the prime minister.
“The (new) Attorney-General has issued a denial. Denials have also been made by several other officials, that there is no such document,” he told reporters after chairing a meeting of the Master Committee on Migrant Management in Sabah at Bukit Aman here.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also the home minister, was asked about the action to be taken against Sarawak Report over the publication of the report. New Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali had denied the existence of such a report.