Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen
ساي سرو ڤوليس سياست جوڬ مريك يڠ بوات لاڤورن ترهادڤ منتري اڬام
An online publication has surfaced claiming that police reports, numbering more than five, were lodged against Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri for allegedly violating the movement control order (MCO).
The publication states that the reports were lodged against Zulkifli after he allegedly invited several people to his Putrajaya office for a meeting during the MCO.
The reports were said to have been filed in Kelantan, Johor, and Selangor at the start of the month. Zulkifli is said to have met with Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Fathul Bari Mat Jahya, along with university lecturers Rozaimi Ramli and Ahmad Kamilin Jamilin, and several others.
The publication reads:
“It is understood the meeting was to discuss the planned translation of a holy book, with the meeting’s photos uploaded by Zulkifli on social media.
“One anonymous complainant when contacted urged the authorities to investigate the matter as the minister’s action directly violated the MCO, claiming that based on the photos the meeting occurred without any social distancing and that the people meeting him went beyond 10km for the meeting.”
However, not only is Zulkifli a minister and is required to hold meetings when necessary, it is left to be seen how those who lodged reports against him worded their complaints or requests to the police.
If they assumed that Zulkifli had not taken the necessary precautions before convening the meeting without communicating with him first to find out, this itself constitutes a violation by law as the reports would technically be anchored in false premises and therefore qualify as false reports.
I urge PDRM to look into this as I fear those who lodged the reports may have had ulterior motives.