Friday, July 31, 2015

This is going too far and action will be taken

Salleh Said Keruak

A fake document is being circulated on the Internet and in the social media, which is supposed to be a draft of a charge sheet against Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak that the previous Attorney General was alleged to have been in the midst of preparing. Understandably, because of the implications of such a document, it has now gone viral and many people are talking about the matter.

Sarawak Report, which revealed that document, claims that the draft charge sheet was given to them by inside sources and that it has verified the authenticity of the document with other ‘senior parties’. This means what Sarawak Report is implying is that the document is 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.

The Attorney General’s Chambers has denied the authenticity of this document. This document is nothing but a fabrication and the whole allegation merely a hoax meant to trigger unrest.

Such actions are very dangerous because this is not just about libel or slander but threatens to cause civil unrest. This matter is already very volatile as it is and all its needs is for people to be fooled into believing the lie for it to escalate and become explosive.

This has now gone beyond politics and involves national security. Action has to be taken to preserve order and to guarantee Malaysians that their security is not being placed in jeopardy.

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