Police to re-summon Agus in ongoing probe of indecent viral clip

KUALA LUMPUR: The federal police will summon former Community Communication Department (J-KOM) director-general Datuk Dr Mohammad Agus Yusoff to re-record his statement regarding the recent indecent viral clip.

This comes after the investigation into the case was handed over to the federal police's Criminal Investigations Department (CID) from the Selangor police.

Federal police CID director Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain, confirming the matter, said they would also call in a J-KOM staff associated with the recorded video, Abdul Wahab Abdul Kadir Jilani, for questioning.

"The process of recording statements from both individuals will be conducted soon.

"We are still arranging when and where (the statement recording process) will take place," he told BH today.

Earlier, BH reported that the police had completed recording Mohammad Agus's statement after he came forward to file a police report regarding the video at the Kajang district police headquarters yesterday.

Selangor police chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan stated that the police had received a police report on the case, referring to Mohammad Agus's report yesterday.

The police have initiated an investigation under Section 500 of the Penal Code for defamation and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for improper use of network facilities or network services and others.

In a press conference, Agus claimed that the conversation video with an individual named Wahab, which became viral on social media, was edited.

He asserted that this action was believed to have been carried out by certain parties intentionally aiming to tarnish his reputation by disseminating what he deemed a falsified video.

Wahab, who also joined the press conference yesterday, admitted to recording the original video, which he claimed had been tampered with.

Abdul Wahab alleged that he was directed by a high-ranking individual known as Mr H to record a video clip to set up the former J-KOM director.

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