SENIOR political secretary to the prime minister Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin said multiple police reports over the purported Dubai Move have been lodged across 12 states in the country.
According to Shamsul the reports have been lodged in Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Melaka, Negri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Kedah, Pahang, Sabah, Perlis and Sarawak.
“I’m confident that more police reports will be lodged so that the police can start investigations. We need to end talks to change the prime minister or topple the government,” Shamsul was quoted as saying to reporters after lodging a report at a police station in Putrajaya today (Jan 8).
Shamsul said he did not name anyone behind the Dubai Move in his police report.
“I’m confident that when statements are recorded, questions will be asked. Let the police investigate the matter,” he added.
Shamsul noted that controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin’s recent claims on statutory declarations were clear proof of the existence of a movement to overthrow the government despite it being a futile action.
“The Dubai Move is clearly an action that not only undermines the parliamentary democratic system but is even futile because the Anti-Party Hopping Act prevents any effort to change the cabinet and government in the middle of the administration (term),” he stressed.
“I believe some MPs including irresponsible opposition leaders, started this movement. Their actions can harm parliamentary democracy, cause anxiety and disrupt public order.
“Attempts to create political instability that could threaten national security must be thwarted.”
On Dec 30, Community Communications Department (J-Kom) deputy director-general Datuk Ismail Yusop claimed that the Dubai Move occurred while opposition and government leaders were on holiday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital.
Several Perikatan Nasional (PN) leaders had denied involvement in the purported plot.
However, it is also interesting to note that Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor had claimed that the opposition had already obtained enough statutory declarations (SDs) to form the new government, and that PN was just biding their time.
Shamsul had rubbished such claims, saying, “Maybe Sanusi thinks this is karaoke. But this is not entertainment. This is a serious matter and must be stopped to ensure the country can be managed.” – Jan 8, 2024
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