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Police to question Nurul Izzah over Justo’s claims

PETALING JAYA: Police, looking to question Opposition MP Nurul Izzah Anwar over claims she was willing to procure stolen data damaging to Prime Minister Najib Razak, have been told the PKR lawmaker is currently not in Malaysia.

Speaking to The Malaysian Insider, Nurul’s lawyer Latheefa Koya said, “She is being investigated under Section 124B of the Penal Code (activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy) but is yet to be questioned.

“The police were looking for her yesterday (Tuesday) but she is not around. She will be back on Monday.”

Nurul, who is MP for Lembah Pantai, is currently in the United States meeting with State Department officials, politicians, civil society leaders and international lawyers, in hopes Washington will pressure Putrajaya to approve immediate medical attention for her father, imprisoned former Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

She is being investigated over claims by imprisoned former PetroSaudi International employee Xavier Andre Justo that she was willing to offer him government contracts in exchange for stolen data he held on transactions between 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and PSI.

However Nurul has denied having ever met Justo and said, “If I have never met him and neither do I know him, how could I offer him USD2 million worth of government contracts once the opposition alliance comes to power in Putrajaya?”

Her lawyers have also commenced legal proceedings against two local dailies, The News Straits Times and Berita Harian for publishing articles pertaining to the supposed deal she had with Justo, describing the reports as yet another desperate attempt by the Barisan Nasional-controlled media to deflect attention from the main issue of the RM42 billion debt scandal 1MDB was presently drowning in.-freemalaysiatoday

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