JMM sub­mits doc­u­ments over TMI fund­ing

New Straits Times - - NEWS / NATION -

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.

The pres­sure group’s pres­i­dent, Datuk Azwand­din Hamzah, said po­lice took al­most two hours to record his state­ment yes­ter­day.

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

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

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

Kuala Lumpur Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion De­part­ment chief Se­nior As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Rusdi Mohd Isa said po­lice were in­ves­ti­gat­ing the re­port lodged by At­tor­ney-Gen­eral Mo­hamed Apandi Ali’s wife, Puan Sri Fari­dah Begum Abdul Kader, over blog­ger Raja Pe­tra Ka­marudin’s ar­ti­cle which was up­loaded on Malaysia To­day.

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

Puan Sri Fari­dah Begum Abdul Kader

Raja Pe­tra Ka­marudin

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