Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Identities Of Trio Will Not Be Divulged, Says Zahid

The identities of three opposition leaders, who were said to be behind the Lahad Datu armed incursion, will not be divulged to avoid prejudice when the case is brought to court, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He said all documents and detailed information acquired by the police and the Defence Ministry on the trio, two of them from the peninsular and another from Sabah, would be submitted to the Attorney-General's Chambers for scrutiny.

Ahmad Zahid was responding to a call by SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee to him to name the three opposition leaders allegedly involved in the incursion by a group of armed terrorists from southern Philippines in February.

At the height of 'Ops Daulat' to flush out the terrorists, Ahmad Zahid was quoted as saying that the identities of the trio would be disclosed after the 13th general election to avoid accusations that the issue would be used for political expediency.

He was visiting Bukit Aman along with his deputy, Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, and Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Abdul Rahim Mohamad Radzi.

They were received by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

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