PETALING JAYA: DAP’s Gobind Singh Deo has questioned if former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin had lodged a report over alleged demands to interfere with the judiciary while he was in office.
“Did Muhyiddin Yassin lodge a report with the police or MACC over allegations he made that certain quarters had demanded that he interfere in court matters to free several individuals who were being prosecuted for certain criminal offences when he was prime minister?” Gobind asked in a Facebook post.
The Puchong MP called for Muhyiddin to clarify the claim he made in a live telecast in August last year that he had been asked to intervene in certain high-profile cases.
“Muhyiddin said he did not entertain the said demands but the allegations made by him are serious in nature.
“The allegations were carried extensively in the press. It is a matter of great public interest and must be dealt with in accordance with the law,” Gobind said.
He said that under Section 25(1) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act, Muhyiddin was obligated to lodge a report as asking for favours and using the prime minister’s office or position for gratification was against the law.
He urged Muhyiddin to respond on whether he had lodged a report and if so, did he state the names of those who allegedly approached him.