KUALA LUMPUR: Swift action should be taken against the perpetrators who are circulating a false charge sheets against Datuk Seri Najib Razak, as this has gone beyond politics and involves national security.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Salleh Said Keruak made the call following the fake document going viral on the Internet and social media.
He said the fake document was a fabricated charge sheets against the prime minister that the previous Attorney-General was alleged to have been in the midst of preparing.
"This document is nothing but a fabrication and the whole allegation is merely a hoax meant to trigger unrest.
"Such an action is very dangerous because this is not just about libel or slander but threatens to cause civil unrest," he said in his blog at sskeruak.blogspot.com today.
He said because of the implications of such a document, it had now gone viral and many people were talking about the matter.
Salleh said Sarawak Report, which revealed that document, had claimed that the draft charge sheets was given to it by inside sources and that it had verified the authenticity of the document with other "senior parties".
He said the Sarawak Report was implying that the document was genuine.
"The story that they are attempting to spin is that the Attorney-General was going to arrest the prime minister on the same day that he was sacked from his job, meaning that this was the reason why the Attorney-General was sacked.
"Such an allegation will definitely upset many people and will make them extremely angry, and this may even trigger unrest in the country," he said.
He urged action to be taken to preserve order and to guarantee Malaysians that their security was not being placed in jeopardy. --BERNAMA