Sinister Lies from Sarawak Report about PM

KENYATAAN MEDIA 
PEJABAT PERDANA MENTERI

SINISTER LIES FROM SARAWAK REPORT ABOUT PM

We refer to a recent posting in The Sarawak Report which has made scurrilous claims that the Prime Minister, YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had breached quarantine rules during his two-week self-quarantine at home and had went abroad to seek medical treatment for cancer. We wish to categorically state that the content in the report is completely baseless and the allegations are indeed malicious.

The Prime Minister had observed the self-quarantine order for 14 days from 22 May 2020 following the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) advised by the Ministry of Health as he was chairing a post-cabinet meeting which was attended by an officer who was later confirmed positive for COVID-19.

During the quarantine period, the Prime Minister strictly adhered to the SOP and did not leave his house. All official duties were conducted from home including a video conference with YB Senior Minister of Defence and Director General of Health.

Therefore, the allegation made by the Sarawak Report news portal that the Prime Minister had broken quarantine rules and flew overseas are baseless and merely a fiction created by the writer.

The writer and the Sarawak Report news portal must be held accountable for the false allegations hurled at the Prime Minister. The burden of proof is on the writer to back these frivolous claims regarding the private jet, hospital in Singapore and doctors as alleged.

The failure to do so shows that the report is of malicious intent and is nothing but a smear campaign on the Prime Minister .

It is regrettable that the news portal has turned into a political tool to spread lies through baseless allegations.

This is an unnecessary distraction at a time when the country is facing an unprecedented health pandemic and monumental economic challenges ahead.

With regards to YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin’s health conditions, as reported in the media previously, several medical experts have confirmed that there is no evidence of cancer currently and there is no evidence of the recurring of the disease, and therefore the Prime Minister is medically fit to carry out his duties. (Refer to Appendix)

Prime Minister’s Office
16 June 2020

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