KUALA LUMPUR: There are ongoing investigations against lawmakers that are part of the government bloc by enforcement agencies, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said on Tuesday (Mar 28).
However, Mr Anwar did not name who these lawmakers were, nor did he elaborate on the types of investigations against them.
“I don’t know specifically, but I was informed that there are indeed investigations involving the opposition and also the government bloc.
“I don’t know their positions … I only asked the enforcement authorities and they confirmed that there are indeed investigations,” said Mr Anwar during the Prime Minister’s Question and Answer Session (PMQ) in parliament.
“Whether prosecution will be made or not is up to the enforcement body which is the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC).”
Mr Anwar was responding to a supplementary question posed by Rantau Panjang Member of Parliament Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff who asked whether any investigations were being carried out against members from the government bloc apart from those in the opposition.
“Apart from the prosecution of leaders and politicians in the opposition bloc, are any investigations being carried out against parliamentarians in the government bloc … so that there is no dispute about selective prosecution,” asked Ms Siti Zailah, who is from the Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS).
PAS is a component party of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition, whose chairman Muhyiddin Yassin is facing charges in relation to the alleged misuse of funds from a COVID-19 stimulus initiative.
Others facing charges in court in relation to the Jana Wibawa programme include members of the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), of which Muhyiddin is the president.