PETALING JAYA: Labuan MP Suhaili Abdul Rahman says he will let the police determine whether he was threatened to declare support for Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s administration.
When contacted, Suhaili said a police investigation would help clear his name after he declared his support for Anwar’s leadership last month.
He firmly maintained his stance that he was never threatened or bribed to support Anwar.
Besides Suhaili, the other Bersatu MPs who declared support for Anwar were Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid (Kuala Kangsar), Zahari Kechik (Jeli), and Azizi Abu Naim (Gua Musang).
“Let them (Bersatu) make police reports, let the police do their job. We have nothing to fear as we have done nothing wrong.
“You (police) can investigate (if there’s any wrongdoing); if there’s none, then there’s none,” Suhaili told FMT.
Earlier, home minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail told the Dewan Rakyat no reports had been filed. He was responding to a question from Batu Pahat MP Onn Abu Bakar asking him to provide the number of police reports that had been made on the matter.
Bersatu Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal later disputed Saifuddin’s answer, saying that the wing had lodged one late last night.
On Friday, Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin said the party would lodge reports with the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission after four of its MPs pledged their support to the government.
Muhyiddin said there was evidence that the four MPs were either threatened or offered development allocations in exchange for their support.