Police to interview Shafie Apdal on Monday

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PETALING JAYA: Former rural and regional development minister Mohd Shafie Apdal will give a statement to police on Monday about his speech in the Dewan Rakyat about 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Police had contacted Shafie on Wednesday in their investigation of three former ministers for their speeches, which involved 1MDB, when taking part in the Budget debate.

It was agreed that Shafie would go to federal police headquarters at Bukit Aman at 10am on Monday, according to a person close to Shafie, Star Online reported.

The three are former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin, Shafie, and former second finance minister Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah.

The Inspector-General of Police, Khalid Abu Bakar, has said the police investigation was being carried out under the Official Secrets Act and the Sedition Act.

Muhyiddin, a former Umno deputy president, and Shafie, a former Umno vice-president, were both expelled from Umno earlier this year and now head their own parties in opposition.

Muhyiddin is president of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia and Shafie is president of Parti Warisan Sabah.