Audio recording allegedly of Perak exco aide sent to forensics

Perak executive councillor Abdul Yunus Jamhari has been accused of leaking minutes of an exco meeting. (Bernama pic)

PARIT: Police will send an audio recording to the forensics department to identify the voice in a conversation with a Perak executive councillor’s assistant allegedly attempting to cut a deal over a case.

Perak police chief Razarudin Husain said the recording will be sent to the forensics department for analysis to determine if it is the voice of an investigating officer from the police or the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Police have called in several people to assist in the case, Razarudin said after a pinning-of-rank and handing-over of duties ceremony here today.

He said two investigations were being carried out to determine whether the person the assistant was speaking to was from the police force or the MACC.

On Aug 15, a news portal reported that Perak Public Amenities and Infrastructure, Agriculture and Plantations Committee chairman Abdul Yunus Jamahri denied allegations that the audio recording was that of his assistant trying to cut a deal with the police and MACC.

On July 13, the exco’s former aide, Beh Yong Kean, lodged a police report at the Ipoh district police headquarters alleging that the exco member had leaked minutes of the state exco meeting for the purpose of obtaining commission for a project.

The first investigation paper is about the police report by Beh claiming that Yunus had leaked minutes of the state exco meeting. The investigation is being carried out under Section 8(1) of the Official Secrets Act.

The second investigation paper is about the police report made by Yunus against Beh. The investigation is being carried out under Section 500 of the Penal Code.