PETALING JAYA: Former Umno member Anina Saadudin today lodged a police report against Langkawi MP Nawawi Ahmad for claiming that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is Malaysian Official One (MO1).
Speaking to FMT, Anina said she filed the report at the Langkawi district police headquarters and alleged that the Umno lawmaker had insulted the royal institution by making such an insinuation.
She also hoped police would not turn a blind eye, especially as to date, three similar reports had been lodged.
“This is a serious issue as it involves the Federal Constitution which protects the royal institution.
“As a Member of Parliament, he has to be responsible for all his actions. He’s representing the people of Langkawi as well.”
Anina, who is the pro-tem treasurer for the new Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, also expressed shock at the fact that such a statement came from a leader of a Malay party, Umno.
“Umno claims to be fighting for the Malays and the royal institution. Yet, one of its leaders is making a statement insulting the institution, not a leader from say DAP, which they claim is a racist party.”
Nawawi courted controversy after a Facebook comment he posted yesterday went viral. In it, he had allegedly stated that based on the Constitution, the mysterious MO1 mentioned in the US Department of Justice’s (DoJ) lawsuits actually referred to the Agong, not Prime Minister Najib Razak.
There have been calls urging Nawawi to issue an immediate public apology to the Agong, but Amanah’s Kuala Terengganu MP Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad said it is Umno President Najib that should ask for forgiveness.
“Najib as the prime minister should apologise to the Conference of Rulers for ignoring their October 2015 royal decree for the government to expeditiously tackle the 1MDB matter,” he said in a statement today.
He said the government had failed to take appropriate action to protect the good name of Malaysia, allowing instead for the country to be the subject of several nations’ investigations.
“The Agong and the Conference of Rulers had urged Najib to resolve problems faced by 1MDB. But Nawawi instead tried to implicate the Agong by saying the latter is the MO1.
“His statement was not only rude and slanderous, but his leader’s (Najib) actions have prolonged the problem.”