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LAST_UPDATEWed, 21 Feb 2018 1pm

JMM Submits Additional Documents Over TMI Funding

KUALA LUMPUR: Pertubuhan Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) has submitted 40 additional documents to facilitate police investigations into the finances of news portal The Malaysian Insight (TMI).

The pressure group president Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah said police took almost two hours to record his statement concerning the matter from 11am today.

He said the case was being handled by the Classified Criminal Investigation Unit of Bukit Aman as it involved certain high profile individuals.

“I am satisfied with the commitment shown by the police and they have shown extreme efficiency in handling this case.

“They have assured me that the investigations would be completed soon,” he said after handing over the documents concerning the transfer of about RM3 million into the news portal account to the police.

JMM had on Feb 4 lodged a report alleging the the news portal had received foreign funding to topple the government.

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur CID chief Senior Asisten Komisioner Rusdi Mohd Isa said police were still investigating the report which had been lodged by Attorney General Muhammad Apandi Ali’s wife, Puan Sri Faridah Begum Abdullah, over blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin’s article which was uploaded on the Malaysia Today portal.

Raja Petra had in a series of articles accused Apandi of being influenced by outsiders in his decision making process.

Rusdi said police did not discount the possibility of recording statements from witnesses if the need arose.

He said the case was also being handled by the Classified Criminal Investigation Unit of Bukit Aman under Section 500 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

It was reported that Faridah had lodged the report at the Sri Hartamas police station.

-NST