PUTRAJAYA: Criminal plot against the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya was made through social media.
MACC special officer (legal) Sasha Lyna Abdul Latif said in the police report made on behalf of Latheefa, several individuals that were found to be involved in the criminal plot used social media platforms to spread allegations after a press conference by the MACC.
“Today, I have lodged a police report on behalf of MACC on a criminal plot by certain individuals found to be spreading allegations about the chief commissioner.
“I have also turned in the information and evidence we have received to the police as well as the identities of the culprits behind the plot.
“Social media is their main platform (to spread the allegations). And this is something done deliberately to bring down the integrity, dignity and image of the chief commissioner,” she said when met at the Putrajaya district police headquarters.
Sasha Lyna, however, did not name the individuals allegedly involved, who are believed to be lawyers.
She added that the allegations started after the MACC chief commissioner revealed audio recordings of phone conversations believed to be of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak allegedly on the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal on Jan 8.
Yesterday, Latheefa in a statement claimed that a criminal plot has been set against her over the nine audio recordings which she had released.