Najib trial: Cops open investigation after video goes viral

Najib trial: Cops open investigation after video goes viral

KUALA LUMPUR: The police will open investigations after a CCTV recording of proceedings in the trial Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, went viral after it was uploaded on Facebook.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said prior to that, the police would make the first information report’ (FIR) on the investigation as no one had come forward to lodge a police report so far.

“The report made was to obtain initial information to enable investigation to be initiated on the spread of the video recording.

“Police will investigate first to see what are the offences made,” he told reporters after the friendly programme with residents of Segambut, at Taman Sri Segambut here, today.

Also present at the programme was the Deputy Minister of Family, Women and Community Development, Hannah Yeoh.

Meanwhile, Mazlan called on the people to come forward and share any information concerning crime with the police.

He said members of the public should share any information on crime with the police instead of sharing it on social media.

“We want information from members of the public in various forms such as through the application Volunteer Smartphone Patrol (VSP) on the smart phone or contact the Kuala Lumpur Police hotline number, 03 2115 9999 and the police would respond within 15 minutes,” he said in his speech at the gathering.

Yesterday, a two minutes 12 seconds video titled ‘Hari kelima perbicaraan Datuk Seri Najib’ (Fifth day of Datuk Seri Najib’s trial) showed the recording of Najib’s defence counsel, Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah questioning a witness.

It was learnt that the recording was uploaded via the account of Najib’s former special officer, Isham Jalil at noon yesterday and had been viewed more than 227,000 times, shared by more than 3,700 Facebook accounts and received more than 1,900 comments.

Through the title uploaded by Isham, it was believed that the CCTV recording was taken during the fifth day proceedings of Najib’s trial at the Kuala Lumpur Court last Thursday.

Yesterday, a member of the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) legal bureau committee, Saiful Ambar Abdullah Ambar said a police report would be lodged on the video recording as it was a violation of the law and an insult to the court.

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