NO MCMC PROBE INTO ANWAR-ZAHID AUDIO – ‘IF THERE ARE REPORTS LODGED, WE WILL INVESTIGATE,’ SAIFUDDIN SAYS NO COMPLAINTS RECEIVED SO FAR

No report, so no probe on leaked audio recording

Saifuddin Abdullah says if there are reports lodged, such cases will be investigated by CyberSecurity (Malaysia).

ARAU: The audio recording of a conversation purportedly between Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and his PKR counterpart, Anwar Ibrahim, will be investigated only if a report on it is lodged.

Communications and multimedia minister Saifuddin Abdullah said both the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and CyberSecurity Malaysia have yet to receive any report on the matter.

“If there are reports lodged, such cases will be investigated by CyberSecurity (Malaysia).

“So far there have been no reports received by us. It’s not that easy (to act against those who spread content). If there are reports we will investigate,” he told reporters before being granted an audience with the Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail at Istana Arau here today.

Saifuddin was asked to comment on an audio recording of a conversation between two individuals with voices resembling Zahid and Anwar, which allegedly took place after the recent Umno general assembly.

The recording has gone viral on social media.

On his audience with the Ruler, Saifuddin said internet connectivity and the development of the digital economy were among the topics discussed.

“Tuanku was very interested not only in connectivity but also in Perlis’ progress in terms of the digital economy,” he said.

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