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Muhyiddin summoned by police for statement recording again

KUALA LUMPUR: Perikatan Nasional chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was called in to have his statement recorded again by the police this morning.

Confirming the news was Federal Territories Bersatu Information chief Mahathir Mohd Rais.

"He was called in (to give his statement) this morning at the Malaysian Investment Development Authority.

"I have no information yet (on the reason Muhyiddin was called in to give his statement)," he told the New Straits Times.

Muhyiddin, who is former prime minister, arrived at the Malaysian Investment Development Authority building in Jalan Sentral at 9.15am for the process.

After almost three hours, Muyhiddin emerged from the building with his aides at 11.58am, waving to waiting members of the media.

However, the Pagoh member of parliament did not make any statements.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay previously said two investigation papers had been opened against Muhyiddin regarding his statement allegedly containing elements related to 3R (religion, royalty and race) during a political gathering for the Pulai and Simpang Jeram by-elections.

Ayob said the Pagoh member of parliament was summoned on Sept 12 to record his statement.

On Sept 2, Muhyiddin, who is also the president of Bersatu, allegedly issued a statement that it was "haram" to vote for Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Suhaizan Kaiat, in his talk at Dataran Utama Kempas, here, during the Pulai Parliamentary by-election campaign.

Muhyiddin was also reported to have issued a statement claiming that the Malays lost power, adding that the current government did not seem to understand the problems faced by the Malays.

On Sept 4, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said the police opened investigation papers against Muhyiddin under Section 505 (b) of the Penal Code for allegedly issuing a statement that created public fear and anxiety and also under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

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