KUALA LUMPUR: Umno MP Nazri Aziz has urged enforcement bodies not to carry out “selective prosecution or investigation” against individuals to avoid incurring the wrath of the rakyat during the 15th general election.
The Padang Rengas MP said during the debate at the committee stage on the Supply Bill 2021 the Perikatan Nasional coalition must fulfil what it had promised to do.
“What is wrong is wrong. Two wrongs don’t make a right,” he said, urging the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, the Attorney-General’s Chambers and police not to indulge in selective prosecution or investigation.
Shamsul Iskandar Akin (PH-Hang Tuah Jaya) ask Nazri for his opinion on the investigation. It is involving a video clip linked to a senior minister as the case “is now seen as closed”. Shamsul Iskandar did not name the individual.
Following an inquiry, Police Inspector-General Abdul Hamid Bador said that the facial recognition and analysis findings were negative. Moreover, he add that the identity of the other man in the video could not be related to the minister.
Nazri had previously said that the PN had gone through a range of difficulties and a “acid test,” further encouraging the governing coalition to keep its “clean” promise.
He said the rakyat had hoped that its manifesto would be fulfilled by the Pakatan Harapan alliance. However, he stated that there was selective prosecution, with some cases withdrawn.
“But as it was part of their manifesto, this is not good,” he said.
He disagreed with any selective prosecution because of this. After that, he urged the government to give the MACC and AGC a free hand to carry out their duties without interference.