(File pix) Property consultant Amir Shariffuddin Abd Raub has lodged a police report over the spread of Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation documents over social media. Pix by Hairul Anuar Rahim

JOHOR BARU: Amir Shariffuddin Abd Raub, a property consultant who is facing charges of corruption and money-laundering involving a former Johor Exco member, has lodged a police report over the spread of Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation documents over social media.

He lodged the report at the Central police station here about 3pm yesterday.

Amir said he was informed that the documents involving his case has spread through a blog and a Facebook account yesterday morning.

In his report, Amir said that after consulting with his lawyer, he found that there are obvious differences between the documents that was leaked with the statements that he made to MACC.

"There are several pages missing and there is a payment schedule that was uploaded that has nothing to do with the investigation against me.

"In fact, the front page of the investigation statement (Penyataan Dalam Pemeriksaan) was different from the one I made," Amir said in his report.

He said he found the owner of the blog and Facebook account had intentionally tried to damage his reputation.

"I urged the police to conduct a thorough investigation on the owner of the blog and Facebook account for using confidential documents, editing and spreading them just to scare me and my family."

Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd, in a statement, said three police reports were received on the matter yesterday, one at the Johor Baru South police district headquarters and two at the Seri Alam police district headquarters.

"The case has been taken over by Bukit Aman for further investigation," he said in the statement.

In June, Amir and former Johor Exco member Datuk Abdul Latif Bandi along with another accused were charged at the Sessions Court here with 21 charges of money laundering involving a total of RM35.7 million.

They were charged under the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2001.

Amir and Latif are also facing 33 charges of corruption totalling RM30.3 million.

On Tuesday, a blog uploaded 140 pages of MACC investigation documents.

On the same day, Senai assemblywoman Wong Shu Qi was ejected from the State Assembly after she asked about the authenticity of the documents and for refusing to retract her statement on the matter.

MACC had also lodged a police report on the matter.

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