Bukit Aman to take over case involving Anwar’s ex-staff?

Muhammed Yusoff Rawther was a research officer at Anwar Ibrahim’s office in Petaling Jaya.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police at Bukit Aman have taken over investigations into shocking allegations of moral misconduct by a former staff of Anwar Ibrahim, FMT has learnt.

This comes a day after Muhammed Yusoff Rawther filed a police report against the PKR supremo at the Sentul police district headquarters accompanied by a statutory declaration.

When contacted, a police spokesman declined to confirm if the allegations by Yusoff were now under Bukit Aman.

Yusoff, meanwhile, declined to comment.

But any involvement of Bukit Aman would mean that police were treating the case with “utmost seriousness”, a highly placed source told FMT.

“It could but not necessarily involve Bukit Aman’s D5, which means cops are treating it as a no-nonsense case,” the source said.

D5 refers to Bukit Aman’s Classified Criminal Investigation Unit.

Yusoff, 26, was a research assistant at Anwar’s office in Petaling Jaya until earlier this year, when he claimed he was assaulted by the Port Dickson MP’s political secretary, Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak. Farhash has denied the accusations, but Yusoff has since slapped a civil suit against Farhash.

At a press conference last week streamed on Facebook Live, Yusoff claimed that a senior politician had committed a crime against him which he described as “un-Islamic, vile, insidious and morally repugnant”.

A statutory declaration detailing an incident that allegedly took place at Anwar’s private residence in Bukit Segambut was soon leaked on social media.

Anwar has dismissed the claims in the SD, saying they were a ploy to tarnish his reputation. His lawyer Ramkarpal Singh had also issued a seven-day notice of demand for Yusoff to retract his claim.

In his police report yesterday, Yusoff said he has been threatened by certain parties after he held the press conference.