A police report has been lodged against Sarawak Report for purportedly falsifying documents pertaining to 1MDB and colluding with opposition lawmakers.
This was revealed by BN strategic communications director Abdul Rahman Dahalan, who urged the authorities to take action.
Apart from this, the minister said police were also given a video confession from an ex-editor of Sarawak Report as well as an email allegedly from the London-based whistleblower website’s editor Claire Rewcastle.
In the email dated March 1, 2015, Rewcastle purportedly wrote: 'Thanks! Yes it was quite a job!.. Sitting up night after night cleverly forging all those documents!!!!'
Abdul Rahman (photo) initially refused to give out any names including the opposition leaders he claimed were in league with Rewcastle and Sarawak Report, and on a ‘mission to criminalise Najib and 1MDB'.
He however relented and gave out the serial number of the police report for reporters to check out.
The police report, sighted by Malaysiakini, was lodged by one Ramesh Rao Krishnan Naidu, an NGO leader, and was made before noon in Petaling Jaya today.
The report mentions that Ramesh travelled to Kuching to meet one Lester Melanyi, who had confessed to be involved in the falsifying of documents along with Rewcastle.
Abdul Rahman then asked the Interpol, United Kingdom and Malaysian police to work together swiftly and investigate thoroughly Rewcastle's email.
He added he was confident the police would do so in the most professional and transparent manner.
“I am also confident Interpol will extend its fullest cooperation to the Malaysian police so that the truth will prevail on the issue of the falsification of information by the Sarawak Report," he concluded.
Click here to read Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan's press statement.