Johor PPBM chief lodges report to deny he threatened govt officer

Mazlan Bujang, state assemblyman for Puteri Wangsa. (Facebook pic)

JOHOR BAHRU: Johor PPBM chairman Mazlan Bujang lodged a police report today to deny allegations that he had threatened a government officer, demanding the reopening of factories sealed during the recent Pasir Gudang pollution incidents.

Mazlan, who is Puteri Wangsa state assemblyman, said he was merely carrying out his duties as an assembly member and seeking to help small enterprises.

He lodged the report at the Bandar Dato Onn police station at 5.30pm so that police would investigate the matter.

Referring to a viral Facebook posting, he told reporters: “It is my voice (in the recording of a telephone call to officer) but there was no mention of me instructing them to allow the reopening of illegal factories. Clearly, it is about me trying to help affected small-time entrepreneurs in Kampung Pasir Putih.”

Mazlan said he was doing his job as an assemblyman to help entrepreneurs like car wash operators and workshops which were shut down by the authorities because of the pollution incidents.

“In the recording, I was talking and joking with someone I have known for more than 20 years, and I did not sound threatening at all,” he said.

A recent Facebook posting purported to show a police report alleging that Mazlan had threatened a government officer, and demanding that sealed factories in Pasir Gudang be allowed to operate again.