Monday, September 21, 2015

IGP: Mahfuz to be investigated for alleging cops used to silence 1MDB whistleblowers

Mahfuz Omar will be investigated for alleging that the police were being used as a tool to silence those seeking to expose alleged mismanagement of funds involving 1Malaysia Investment Bhd (1MDB) says Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

The Inspector General of Police said they took these allegations very seriously.

"Mahfuz should know that investigations into 1MDB are being carried out by the police, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Bank Negara and the Attorney-General's Chambers.

"He should also be aware that investigations are still ongoing and all agencies involved are still carrying out their responsibilities," he said in a statement late Sunday.

Khalid was referring to the Pokok Sena MP's allegations that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had used the police force to arrest Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan.

"Khairuddin, the former Batu Kawan Umno vice-chairman, has lodged a police report on this matter.

"He should also allow local enforcement authorities the time and space to conduct investigations. Instead, he chose to go through the legal systems of Hong Kong, France and the United States with the intention to put international pressure on Malaysia," he said.

He said this clearly was an act to challenge the Malaysian legal system by inviting foreign involvement in the democratic system of Malaysia.

"His actions are a form of sabotage that could threaten the economic stability and sovereignty of Malaysia.

"The police will conduct a detailed investigation on allegations that information provided by Khairuddin to foreign agencies are false," said Khalid.

It was reported that Khairuddin was remanded for six days in connection with activities detrimental to Parliamentary democracy.

Khairuddin was arrested by police at his house in Mont Kiara late Friday and taken to the Dang Wangi police headquarters.

He had lodged two police reports against 1MDB, and was travelling abroad to submit evidence to foreign authorities probing the Government investment arm.

Khairuddin lodged police reports on 1MDB in Singapore, Switzerland, France and Hong Kong.

He was sacked from his position in February following his reports against 1MDB.

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